Episode 1262: Serena’s Outrage, Why She Is A Nuance-Free Zone, Dominic Ryan Retires With Concussion, Solos In Slaughtneil
The US Open women’s final of 2018 will go down in infamy – what should have been a routine coronation against a 20-year old playing her first Grand Slam final, turned into one of the most dramatic moments of the year in sport.
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 10, 2018
You can believe Serena Williams’ behavior was wrong yet still believe there’s a terrible double standard for women compared to men in tennis. Men have gotten away with far worse than what Serena did Saturday. My ?@usatodaysports? column: https://t.co/6MQgj83t7C
— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) September 9, 2018
Serena was punished for three separate code violations, leading to the concession of a game at a vital moment in the second set, and her reaction – calling the umpire a thief, and a liar – has divided the sports world. We speak to Caitlin Thompson of Racquet Magazine, and Sinead O’Carroll of The Journal.
I wrote something about Serena Williams, and rules. https://t.co/DSXsnv2hIR
— Jonathan Liew (@jonathanliew) September 9, 2018
— Josh Levin (@josh_levin) September 9, 2018
“She is feeling her way into it, performing the identity as much as inhabiting it.”
— David Rudin (@DavidSRudin) September 8, 2018
Recounting Serena Williams’ brushes with controversy https://t.co/uQYiuXZNWj
— Irish Times Sport (@IrishTimesSport) September 9, 2018
Gerry Thornley and Shane Horgan are back in the harness, with plenty to discuss after two weeks of the Pro-14, including Ross Byrne’s form, John Cooney’s career trajectory, and the sad end to Dominic Ryan’s career.
Plus there’s the Derry club championship game that’s got everyone talking, and Tiger Woods rows into the gender equality debate.
— Darrell Coyles (@darrellcoyles) September 9, 2018
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