Male tennis players punish more than women: report

Opinion: Serena Williams Was Blamed For Defending Herself; That

Men were fined 344 times compared to 140 for "audible obscenity" and 287 to 67 for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Last week, Serena Williams accused chair umpire Carlos Ramos of being a "liar" and a "thief" after being cited for verbal abuse during the women's final at the US Open against Japan's Naomi Osaka.

"Because I'm a woman, are you going to take this away from me?" she told tournament referee Brian Earley. "That is not right."

At the post-match press conference, Serena Williams doubled her assertion that there is a double standard in regards to punishment.

"I've seen other men call several referees several times, I'm here fighting for women's rights and women's equality … and for me to say 'thief' and for him to play a game It made me feel like I was sexist, "she said.

"He never took a game from a man because they said a thief, for me he leaves me speechless."

He also broke his racket and threatened to make sure the Portuguese referee never played another game of his in the second set of a 6-2, 6-4 loss to Osaka.

"Never, never, will you be in another court of mine while you live," he said during the rapture in court. "You are the liar, when will you give me my apology?"

The incident led dozens of supporters of Serena Williams to defend themselves, but also widespread criticism, especially in social networks, of the 23-time Grand Slam winner.

The first code violation by Serena Williams in the Osaka match was to train women who received 152 fines compared to 87 for men during the 20 years.

One factor in the disparity in the data is that men play the best of five matches in Grand Slam events, while women play the best of three.

Fusion of 2009

This was not the first time that Serena Williams had a collapse in the US Open. In 2009, he refused to apologize after threatening to push a ball down a woman's throat in a fit full of expletives.

Earlier this year at the Indian Wells tournament, Serena chided a reporter in the players' rest area for asking a question at a press conference on therapeutic use exemptions.

An Australian commentator disagreed with Serena Williams' assertion that she is fighting for women's rights.

"She's doing a disservice to women's rights, to the #metoo movement, to gender equality," said Caroline Wilson of Australian Broadcasting Corp. "Saying she's fighting for women's rights, when what it is, it is a bad sport ".