Serena Williams again bears brunt of double standards in tennis | Anna Kessel | Sport | The Guardian

Let’s not forget Dominic Thiem’s multiple racket smashes this season. At the Rome Open in May, the Sky Sports commentary observed: “Broke it in style, didn’t he?” as Thiem violently destroyed his racket. “Not condoning it, but you can understand his frustration.” When Thiem did the same again in the fourth round of the US Open, glowing media headlines focused on the fact that he had given the broken racket to a fan. Why weren’t Williams’s headlines similarly highlighting her redemption after losing her cool? Her vocal insistence that the fans celebrate Naomi Osaka’s win, her arm around the young victor

Source: Serena Williams again bears brunt of double standards in tennis | Anna Kessel | Sport | The Guardian