- Serena Williams is being attacked by an Australian newspaper.
- The American tennis player received three code violations during her loss to Naomi Osaka in last weekend’s US Open women’s final.
- These violations were criticized, perhaps fairly, by the Herald Sun newspaper.
- But the paper has continued a mean-spirited crusade against Williams. It lampooned her in a vulgar cartoon, and a headline in a conservative columnist’s article claimed she “is no feminist hero.”
- Here’s why they’re dead wrong.
Serena Williams is under attack.
A conservative columnist at the Herald Sun has accused her of going “nuclear” during last weekend’s US Open women’s final. The Herald Sun is the Australian newspaper that published a vulgar cartoon this week grossly exaggerating her weight, lips, and nose and depicting her as an angry baby. The paper has also attempted to discredit her character.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
- Tennis umpires are reportedly considering a boycott of Serena Williams’ matches unless she apologizes for calling Carlos Ramos a ‘liar’ and a ‘thief’
- The cartoonist who turned Serena Williams into an angry baby doesn’t think his drawing is racist and says ‘the world has just gone crazy’
- Surprise 20-year-old US Open finalist Naomi Osaka on what pushed her in semifinal match: ‘I really want to play Serena’