Serena Williams finally speaks out about US Open controversy
The famed tennis star got candid about inequality
CELEBRITY Serena Williams
In an interview with 'The Project’s' Lisa Wilkinson, Williams recalled the penalty against her and her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou. “He said he made a motion,” the tennis star explained. “I don’t understand what he was talking about. We’ve never had signals."
Williams went on to claim that sexism was at play, for the steep punishment she received for her reaction. “I just don’t understand… if you’re a female you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do,” Williams stated.
This highly-publicized controversy has sparked a wider debate about inequality in athletics. As a long-time advocate for female empowerment on and off the court, Williams is standing firm in her claims that the US Open match was unfairly judged.
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