Monday, March 21, 2016

Serena Williams slams Tournament Director's 'sexist' remarks

BNP Paribas Open tournament director and CEO Raymond Moore, offended female tennis players and women around the world after he told reporters before Sunday's tournament finals, in Indian Wells, California,

"In my next life when I come back I want to be someone in the WTA [Women's Tennis Association]. Because they ride on the coattails of the men." "They don't make any decisions and they are lucky. They are very, very lucky," he said. "If I was a lady player, I'd go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born, because they have carried this sport." 

Moore later issued an apology, but Serena Williams is not buying it. She called Moore's comments a "disservice" to tennis legend Billie Jean King as well as "every woman on this planet that has ever tried to stand up for what they believed in and being proud to be a woman." "We as women have come a long way. And we shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point," Williams said.

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