- Trevor Noah is the latest person to share their opinion on Serena Williams’ tennis saga
- He feels that some of the rules in tennis are unfair and believes that Serena was treated unfairly
- Moving forward, Trevor hopes that umpires will give the same rulings to both male and female players
Many people have been talking about Serena Williams’ point penalty and her coaching violation, but Trevor Noah is the latest person weigh in.
The comedian was busy hosting ‘The Daily Show’ when he began discussing the debacle in between scenes and the footage was later posted to the show’s official Twitter page.
Serena Williams is currently facing a fine of $17 000 for code violations after breaking her tennis racket and engaging in a heated argument with umpire Carlos Ramos in which she accused him of being a liar.
Briefly.co.za previously reported that some people have accused the umpire of making a sexist decision and Serena has been applauded for challenging it, however some tweeps feel that her reaction was uncalled for.
Eyewitness News reports that Trevor Noah attended the infamous match and wanted to share his thoughts about what transpired.
The umpire had given Serena a warning after he noticed that her coach was still giving her guidance during the set, which is strictly against the rules in tennis.
Trevor says that he cannot understand the rule because in every other sport, coaches are allowed to give advice to the players during the match, so he feels that the same should apply to tennis.
He also pointed out that her coach was on the other side of the court and was attempting to give her signals, but he was too far away so she did not see them so when the umpire gave her the warning she felt that it was unfair because she had no idea about what her coach was doing.
Out of frustration she threw done her racket and it broke into pieces, causing the umpire to deduct a match point which angered her further.
Trevor went on to say that all reports about the incident were heavily sensationalized because she is a woman. Other sports stars also have moments of frustration during matches, but you never hear of male athletes being called out for their behaviour in the same fashion as Serena has.
The comedian also says that other tennis players came to Serena’s defence and admitted that they have all been guilty of acting the way she did, so they felt it was unfair for the umpire to penalize the way he did because no one else had ever received a warning for it.
He feels that now the umpires have to treat both men and women fairly, either they can both get away with their behaviour or otherwise they must both face the same penalties.
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