"You just can't. You can dislike the behavior potentially, ' she said, "but I think without a doubt Serena's got a great point on this one".
CNN's Poppy Harlow on Monday ran a lengthy 10-minute segment with guest Christine Brennan of USA Today on the outburst and penalizing of tennis star Serena Williams, during which no blame or even criticism was offered regarding the player's outburst, and the shabby treatment of fellow female tennis star, and victor, Naomi Osaka was glossed over.
I had a bad feeling from the moment that Williams walked over to chair umpire Carlos Ramos during the second set of her match against Naomi Osaka, defending herself against his accusation that she was being guided by coach Patrick Mouratoglou from a courtside box.
"Always something happens to me here", she huffed at tournament referee Brian Earley, summoned to the court after she failed to get satisfaction from Ramos.
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What has resulted is a firestorm of controversy, which has only been fueled by Williams saying during the match that Ramos would never have issued warnings to a man and demanding an apology.
Djokovic also said he has empathy for Ramos as well as Williams and Osaka.
In the above clip, blame was placed on professional tennis at large, sexism and chauvinism, racism, on the official... on everyone but Serena Williams and her coach, who both committed violations of the rules. Kanell added that for Ramos to take over the match in such a way on such a big stage was "wrong".
It comes as the Women's Tennis Association has backed Williams's sexism claims, but not everyone agrees. "We have more work to do with women's equality", singer, actress and television personality Rowland told The Post at the Prabal Gurung fashion show on Sunday.
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Serena broke her racket on the ground and was fined a point. "Maybe they'll do us right in Australia since the United States couldn't do me right". I still think about that line once a week. The crowd's effusive applause after the exchange made clear that the spectators thought she was in the right. I know they are expected to have humility even when they are the best and even when they stand up for themselves, they are held to a higher standard. "This is her first grand slam". Communications of any kind, audible or visible, between a player and a coach may be construed as coaching.
On-court coaching is allowed on the WTA Tour, but not at Grand Slams, and Simon believes a further review on this matter is required.
French tennis player Alize Cornet received a code violation a few weeks ago for briefly taking off her shirt on the court. That is the problem.
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