Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

Tennis World Double Standards? – Serena ‘Double Standard’ Statement: Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams said she would have faced far…

Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says 'I would probably be in jail'
Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says 'I would probably be in jail'

Tennis World Double Standards? – Serena ‘Double Standard’ Statement: Twenty-three time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams said she would have faced far harsher punishment had she engaged in similar behavior to German Alexander Zverev, who was thrown out of a tournament last month for unsportsmanlike conduct. Follow Insidesport.IN For more news and updates on Tennis

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Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

Serena ‘Double Standard’ Statement: The world number three was kicked out of the ATP 500 event in Acapulco after he smashed his racket repeatedly against the umpire’s chair after a doubles defeat.

Zverev was later fined $40,000 for the incident, in which he came perilously close to hitting umpire Alessandro Germani.

Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says 'I would probably be in jail'
Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

“There is absolutely a double standard,” former world number one Williams told CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour. “I would probably be in jail if I did that – like, literally, no joke.

Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

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“I was actually on probation once,” she added, but declined with a chuckle to discuss further when Amanpour inquired about the incident.

In 2009, the Grand Slam committee placed Williams on probation for two years and fined her $175,000 for a “major offence of aggravated behavior” during her semi-final against eventual champion Kim Clijsters at the U.S. Open.

Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

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“You see that (double standard) when you see other things happening on the tour, like, ‘wait – if I had done that? Hmm,’” said Williams.

“But it’s okay. At the end of the day I am who I am and I love who I am.”

Tennis World Double Standards? Serena Williams sees double-standard in Alexander Zverev case, says ‘I would probably be in jail’

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