Legendary tennis player Serena Williams had said that the double standards are adopted in the case of punishment in Grand Slams and other events, but the figures are inversely, in which the male players have been punished nearly three times more than women in case of loss of apathy and racket breaking cases.
According to the news of the New York Times, in the Grand Slam tournaments between 1998 and 2018, fines were imposed 1,517 times on male players while 535 cases of penalties were imposed on female players.
According to the figures collected by the news paper, more than 10 thousand matches played in the last 20 years. In the case of racket breaking, men have been fined 649 times, while women have been punished just 99 times.
In these figures, men have been fined 344 times in cases of “abusive language”, while women 140 times. Along with this,on the other hand, 287 cases were registered against men while 67 cases of women have been registered.
These figures have more issues against men because they play Best of Five matches in the Grand Slam. While women have to play best of three matches in Grand Slams.
What’s the matter?
Last week, Serena had opposed the decision of the chair umpire Carlos Ramos. This is because he had given her opponent a game during the match against Naomi Osaka in the US Open final, and called him a “liar” and “thief”. In the match, Osaka beat Serena 6-2, 6-4 and on her first US Open.
After the match, she told the tournament referee that since I’m a woman, you can make a decision against me.”
After the match, she said in a press conference,” It is not right. I have seen the men speaking umpires many times in abusive language. I am fighting for women’s rights and equality here, I told him to be a thief to snatch a game and give it to the opponent, but I thought it is gender discrimination.”