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Serena Williams breaks silence on Zverev’s behaviour, makes ‘double standard’ claim

Serena Williams breaks silence on Zverev's behaviour, makes 'double standard' claim

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Serena Williams has spoken about Alexander Zverev, claiming that she’d ‘be in jail’ if she did what the World No. 3 did.

Last month, Zverev was kicked out of the ATP 500 event in Acapulco, after smashing his racket on the umpire’s chair.

The German’s punishment was simple – just a $40,000 fine for hitting umpire Alessandro Germani.

Speaking to CNN, the 23-time Grand Slam champion said the following. (via Straitstimes)

“There is absolutely a double standard,” the former world No. 1 told the reporter.


“I would probably be in jail if I did that – like, literally, no joke. I was actually on probation once.”

In 2009 Williams met a two-year probation and $175,000 fine for ‘major offence of aggravated behaviour’ during her semi-final against Kim Clijsters at the US Open.

“You see that (double standard) when you see other things happening on the Tour, like, ‘wait – if I had done that? Hmm,'” she added.


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


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