Treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final:Serena Williams

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NEW DELHI: Serena Williams thought she was treated more harshly by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been.

I’ve seen other men call other umpires several things. I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. For me to say `thief,’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief,”‘ Williams said at her news conference.

“For me, it blows my mind,” Williams said. “But I’m going to continue to fight for women.”

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