Over the weekend, Serena Williams lost the US Open and the referee's office decided to charge her $17k for violations - $10,000 for verbally abusing the umpire, $4,000 for a warning about coaching, & $3,000 for breaking a racket.
“You definitely can’t go back in time but I can’t sit here and say I wouldn’t say he’s a thief because I thought he took a game from me. But I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things. And I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. And for me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never took a game from a man because they said ‘thief.’ For me it blows my mind. But I’m going to continue to fight for women and to fight for us to have equal [rights].”
Do you think this was justified? A lot of celebs have been coming to her rescue on Twitter including Ellen Degeneres, Shonda Rhimes, Queen Latifah, & more!