Tennis player Serena Williams says that women players are not treated equally as men players. They are less valued than men. The US veteran is trying to get the final in the US Open at a distance.
Earlier this month, the 36-year-old lost in two straight sets for Japanese Naomi Osaka, but it is Williams’ ample confrontation with judge Carlos Ramos which became the big talk.
The superstar called Ramos both a liar and a thief. She received a punishment for the most unusual rage eruption. Williams was so angry that she smashed the tennis racket and cried in the final.
In the final, the American was given a code violation for coaching, incurred a point penalty for racquet smashing and was docked a game for verbal abuse.
Afterwards, Williams explained that she knew of a double morality. She meant women and men being treated differently in tennis. That sentence was fixed when she was interviewed by Australian Channel Ten on Sunday.
“Women do not even come away with half of what men can do. Right now we are not treated equally. It has become conscious, Williams said.
“Now, most of all, I want to put this (the US Open noise) behind me and move on,” she added.
Williams has 23 Grand Slam titles. Had she won this year’s US Open, she had appealed to Margaret Court’s GS record.
Novac Djokovic’s take on the case
Commenting on the US Open women’s final between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka Djokovic said, that, he personally believes that maybe the umpire should not have pushed Serena to the limits in such a important event as Grand Slam Final. He believe that the umpire rather changes the course of the match unnecessarily.