Williams comes out swing­ing

The Courier-Mail - - NEWS -

SER­ENA Williams has main­tained her stance that fe­male play­ers should be held on a level play­ing field to their male coun­ter­parts and that she did not re­ceive coach­ing in her con­tro­ver­sial US Open de­feat.

Speak­ing for the first time since her ex­plo­sive US Open fi­nal loss to Naomi Osaka, she main­tained that she and coach Pa­trick Mouratoglou do not share a se­cret com­mu­ni­ca­tion method when she is on court.

Williams, 36, (pic­tured) split opin­ion fol­low­ing her on-court heated dis­pute with chair um­pire Car­los Ramos.

She later claimed it was a gen­der is­sue and that she is “fight­ing for women’s rights and women’s equal­ity”.

“If you’re a fe­male you should be able to do even half of what a guy can do,” she told The Project.

The full in­ter­view will be shown on Sun­day night.

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