US Open 2018: Serena Williams’ claims of sexism backed by WTA – BBC Sport

Serena Williams’ claims of sexism in the US Open final have been backed by the governing body of women’s tennis.

WTA chief executive Steve Simon said the umpire showed Williams a different level of tolerance of Saturday’s outbursts than if she had been a man.

She got a code violation for coaching, a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a “thief” in the loss to Naomi Osaka.

The American said it was “sexist” to have been penalised a game.

via US Open 2018: Serena Williams’ claims of sexism backed by WTA – BBC Sport

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