World number one Serena Williams tore “offinece” comments by Indian Wells tournment director Raymond Moore, who asserted women’s tennis was riding on the coattails of the men’s game.
Serena Williams Slams Sexist Comments by Raymond Moore
While sitting in press minutes after her finals loss at Indian Wells, Serena Williams blasted the events’s , Raymond Moore, who was under flame Sunday for making obsolete, sexist remarks before the match. Moore implied the survival of women’s tennis relies on upon male stars, for example, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, remarks that were particularly ludicrous given that the greatest tennis star in America was going to take the court.
While Twitter was at that point extremely worked up about the remarks, Serena got up on the dais and essentially dropped the mic on him.
If I was a woman player, I’d go during each time on my knees and express gratitude toward God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were conceived, in light of the fact that they have conveyed this game,” Moore, a 69-year-old previous player from South Africa, told reporters as his yearly condition of the competition public interview on Sunday.
The remarks began a debate that was working amid the match, so when Serena turned out for her question and answer session, it was the key subject of the evening. As anyone might expect, the 21-time Grand Slam champion Williams was searing in her reaction.
“Obviously, I don’t think any lady ought to be down on there knees expressing gratitude toward anyone such as that,” Williams said.
“If that I could let you know each day how many people say they don’t watch tennis unless they’re watching myself or my sister, I couldn’t notwithstanding raise that number.”
Williams said she rapidly got to be aware of Moore’s comments by online networking, despite the fact that she was busy with preparing meet Victoria Azarenka in the Women’s, which the Belarusian won in straight sets.