Last Saturday’s outburst at the US Open during a match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, has caused tennis umpires to threaten a boycott against future matches where the bullying tennis superstar, Serena Williams is scheduled to play.
Unfortunately, for the sport of tennis, Serena Williams showed an ugly and arrogant side, that was unbecoming of a women’s tennis superstar. It wasn’t just her unbecoming behavior that struck a nerve with viewers, it was the way Williams appeared to believe she has privileges that go far beyond those of other tennis players. The worst part came when Williams decided to use her sex as a tool to gain sympathy from the head umpires and from the leftist media, claiming that the umpires were treating her differently than they treat the men who compete at the same level.
Here’s the exchange between Williams and the chair umpire, Carlos Ramos, who showed a great amount of dignity and class, as Serena did her best to bully him into submission:
Williams explained her anger in the post-match media conference.
“He never took a game from a man because he said ‘thief,’” Williams said. “For me it blows my mind, but I’m going to continue to fight for women. The fact that I have to go through this is just an example for the next person.”
The “sex card” seemed like a logical argument, given that the race card was unusable in this particular instance, since her opponent, Naomi Osaka is half-black and half-Japanese.
Why are they only focusing on @Naomi_Osaka_ ‘s Japanese heritage and not a mention of her Haitian background? She’s proud of both and she’s the “first” for both countries …hummm? pic.twitter.com/K2y19mpJY5
— Alberto B Mendoza (@AlbertoBNAHJ) September 9, 2018
Tennis great, Marina Navritilova called out Williams on her behavior, saying: “[W]e cannot measure ourselves by what we think we should also be able to get away with,” she said, adding, “There have been many times when I was playing that I wanted to break my racket into a thousand pieces. Then I thought about the kids watching. And I grudgingly held on to that racket.”
“Had I behaved like that on a tennis court, I would have expected to get everything that happened to Serena,” Navratilova told Times reporter Juliet Macur in a separate story. “It should’ve ended … with the point warning, but Serena just couldn’t let it go.”
In her op-ed, Navratilova said that Williams was correct when she claimed that “[t]here is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis.”
However, she added, “I don’t believe it’s a good idea to apply a standard of ‘If men can get away with it, women should be able to, too.’ Rather, I think the question we have to ask ourselves is this: What is the right way to behave to honor our sport and to respect our opponents?” –Fox News
To date, Serena has refused to take responsibility for her unprofessional behavior on the court. Her latest outburst only serves to remind everyone of that time she aggressively threatened a line judge in front of a packed stadium and then huffed out of the arena as though the line-judge was at fault for taking away her match.
The video below reminds us that Serena Williams has a history of bullying the line judge and umpires, without facing any real consequences. The dramatic moment when Serena Williams screamed her way out of the U.S. Open can be seen in the video below.
TV viewers around the world saw the irate Wimbledon champion launch a threatening, profanity-laced tirade at a female line judge after being called for a foot fault.
‘If I could, I would take this ******* ball and shove it down your ******* throat,’ she reportedly said.
Here’s how Williams responded to her horrible, threatening behavior:
Why is the media completely ignored the above video in their coverage of “victim” Serena Williams?
Now, the umpires are threatening to boycott future matches with the bullying Serena Williams:
The Times of London reports that there is a growing consensus that umpires feel they were “not supported by the USTA” on several occasions and cite one anonymous source claiming that umpires are considering boycotting matches played by Williams.
The source tells The Times that some umpires believe that Ramos was “thrown to the wolves for simply doing his job and was not willing to be abused for it” and that they are considering “to refuse any match assignments involving Williams until she apologizes for vilifying Ramos and calling him a ‘liar’ and a ‘thief.’”
Williams was assessed three code violations during the loss to Osaka. Ramos warned her against receiving coaching early in the second set, which Williams protested.