– Member of the Duma Committee on physical culture, sport, tourism and youth Affairs Dmitry Svishchev (LDPR) commented on the possibility of a boycott by the judges of the matches involving the American tennis player Serena Williams
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“A great athlete not only shows outstanding results in sport, but also the vitality and psychological endurance. In addition, the athlete must understand that in competitions involving not only the two warring parties, but also judges who deserve the same respect as athletes, and which are indispensable for the carrying out of competitions”, – quotes Svishchev his press service.
“Successful athletes, which include Serena Williams, looks young. For them, they are idols and role models. This imposes a special responsibility on athletes. Every great player should always remember not to afford such antics, which made a famous tennis player from the United States,” said Svishchev.
During the final match of the US Open against the Japanese Naomi Osaka Williams received three warnings: hints trainer, a broken racket and called the referee a “thief”. At the post-match press conference, she continued to make claims to the judges. Williams said that men allow impunity to call judges “thieves”, but women is not lowered. Tennis player revealed that he will continue to fight for equal rights with men in tennis.
For these statements, the athlete was fined $17 thousand, and the community tennis judges had a desire to boycott the matches with her participation.
The women’s final of the US Open was held on Saturday. 20-year-old Japanese woman Naomi Osaka defeated Serena Williams with the score 6:2, 6:4.
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