French Open 2018: Serena Williams fields sexist question involving Donald Trump

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Serena Williams on the French Open (Getty Photographs)

Serena Williams is definitely probably the greatest tennis gamers of all time, however she nonetheless has to cope with idiotic questions from reporters.

Whereas on the French Open, she was requested a clumsy question by Invoice Simons of Inside Tennis, together with one involving President Donald Trump.

Invoice Simons: I do know you need to get again to Olympia, so work with me right here, please

Serena Williams: Work with me.

BS: We’re on this collectively, child.

SW: No, we’re not. You are not going residence to a screaming child.

BS: I’ve been ready 14 years to ask you this question. After the 2004 Wimbledon match with Maria (Sharapova), I had the chance to interview Donald Trump on his L.A. golf course, and he stated that Maria’s shoulders have been extremely alluring after which he got here up with this extremely evaluation: That you simply have been intimidated by her tremendous mannequin attractiveness. My question is: Have you ever ever been intimidated by anybody on a tennis courtroom, and what are your ideas on that prevalence?

SW: I truthfully have no ideas about that. I can not say I’ve been intimidated by anybody. That is all. That is it.

It comes with the course of being an athlete that reporters are sure to ask ridiculous questions, however this one is on the market. Intimidated by Sharapova’s attractiveness? A question 14 years within the making? To not point out, the sexist nature of Simons’s question is blatant.

Williams dealt with the question like a professional, however being referred to as “child” and requested about her opponents appears and if she was intimidated by that’s asinine. 

A observe to all: Do not ask an athlete if “attractiveness” is what it takes to win a match or recreation.