Martina Navratilova: What Serena Got Wrong

Just because the guys might be able to get away with it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable.

 Serena Williams has part of it right. There  is  a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis.  But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. 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?   READ MORE HERE >

Serena Williams has part of it right. There is a huge double standard for women when it comes to how bad behavior is punished — and not just in tennis.

But in her protests against an umpire during the United States Open final on Saturday, she also got part of it wrong. 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?

READ MORE HERE >

Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/opinion...