This is bigger than Serena Williams: lessons from the 2018 US Open tennis

Terry, Peter (2018) This is bigger than Serena Williams: lessons from the 2018 US Open tennis. The Conversation, 11 September 2018. pp. 1-3.

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Judging by the fallout from Sunday’s dramatic spat between Serena Williams and umpire Carlos Ramos during the women’s final of the US Open, it is clear that the greatest female player of all time divides opinion like few others. Williams appeared to interpret the three code violations meted out by the umpire as sexism by Ramos and an attack on her personal integrity. But others argued that Ramos was simply applying the rules of the sport. This incident highlights a need to consider changing the rules of tennis, to make them more consistent across tournaments and players.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published version made available in accordance with Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Psychology and Counselling
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2018 04:25
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2018 04:22
Uncontrolled Keywords: Serena Williams; tennis
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology

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