Sport

Jamie Murray says Serena Williams’ sexism claims are ‘far-fetched’

Jamie Murray says Serena Williams’ sexism claims are ‘far-fetched’”

Jamie Murray has dismissed Serena Williams' claim that sexism is rife in tennis, suggesting that the American's allegations were "a bit far-fetched".

She was found guilty of code violations and fined $17 000 - raising allegations that there are double standards for male and female players.

Osaka revealed on Ellen DeGeneres' TV show this week that she doesn't actually own a auto.

Ramos is deemed one of the more experienced umpires in the game with nearly 30 years of experience but for overseeing the Grand Slam final he received a fee of just £370 - a standard daily rate.

Knight posted the cartoon on his Twitter account Monday, but has since disabled it after attracting tens of thousands of comments, a lot of them critical.

The detractors included author JK Rowling, who said: "Well done on reducing one of the greatest sportswomen alive to racist and sexist tropes and turning a second great sportswoman into a faceless prop".

Knight's portrayal of Osaka as blond and light-skinned also drew criticism for being racist.

Voices in the tennis world have spoken out both in support and condemnation of US tennis champion Serena Williams after the angry outburst that cost her a game, and possibly the match, during her US Open final on Saturday.

Williams was later handed a point penalty for smashing her racquet in set two and was then docked a game after continuing her protests at Ramos, seemingly calling the official a "thief".

Strycova also claimed that Williams, along with sister Venus, regularly got on-court coaching which was at the root of the violations in the US Open final. In fact, this is the sort of behavior that no one should be engaging in on the court ...

Osaka says her sights are now set on making the season-ending WTA Finals in Singapore.

For what was Serena Williams penalised? Even though she spends a lot of her time away from Japan, Osaka is proud of her mixed-race heritage and representing her country through tennis.

"I think the umpire did what was within his rights", he told BBC Sport ahead of Britain's Davis Cup tie with Uzbekistan in Glasgow.

The Herald Sun, owned by News Corp, first published the caricature of Williams with exaggerated lips and tongue and curly hair rising from the top of her head as she stomped on her tennis racket on Monday.

"Did she have to behave differently only because she was Serena Williams?".



Like this

loading...
loading...

Latest


14 September 2018
Claude Makelele makes bold Maurizio Sarri prediction
Luiz was frozen under Antonio Conte last season, which cost him a place in Brazil's squad to the World Cup in Russian Federation . In one moment of the season, everybody was saying it was the worst for Chelsea in the last 10 years.

14 September 2018
Region now under hurricane, storm surge watches
In the mesmerising satellite footage, the storm whips up more power the risky weather system sweeps across the Atlantic. Gentry encouraged residents to be prepared for the storm by Wednesday evening and as it closes in, to stay at home.

14 September 2018
Bieber, Baldwin spark rumour they're married after visiting courthouse
The thing I am most excited for is that my little brother and sister get to see another healthy stable marriage and look for the same!

14 September 2018
Hundreds rescued in North Carolina city as waters rose
She adds: "You have wind, high water, rushing water, downed trees and downed power lines - not to mention it's dark out". Five county swift-board teams as well as the "Cajun Navy" from Louisaiana are attempting to rescue everyone they can.

14 September 2018
Pope accepts resignation of US bishop accused of sexual harassment
An exhaustive, almost 900-page grand jury investigation into sexual abuse by Pennsylvania priests mentions Wuerl over 200 times . He said: "In these times , it seems like the 'Great Accuser " has been unchained and has it in for bishops.

14 September 2018
Fans go WILD as Meghan Markle photographed picking up dog poo
As for her British-based friends, it's believed she's trying to forge bonds with Amal Clooney and Victoria Beckham. She is very strategic in the way she cultivates circles of friends. "It's this shutdown mechanism she has.

14 September 2018
Unai Emery reveals the truth behind relationship with Mesut Ozil
Arsenal are now sat in 9th place on the Premier League table and will be desperate to secure their third consecutive win in the top-flight against a struggling Newcastle side. "Saturday is another step, it will be hard but I want to continue [to show] our personality and impose this on the opposition".

14 September 2018
Amazon's Jeff Bezos pledges £2bn to help deprived families
Bezos said he selected these two areas after getting thousands of ideas from an appeal he launched on Twitter past year . His net worth has risen by US$64.7 billion this year alone as Amazon's shares surged.

14 September 2018
Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin
This would be best for everyone. "There's nothing especially criminal there, I assure you". He said the pair are private citizens, not Russian agents, and urged them to speak out.

14 September 2018
Tottenham vs. Liverpool: 5 players who could decide the outcome
Liverpool are scheduled to play seven games in the next 23 days starting with the weekend's trip to Wembley on Saturday. To focus on one competition can only be if you are out, or almost out, or of if it's late in the season.