"And I'd like to congratulate them on their success.
All of us here at the BNP Paribas Open promise to continue working with everyone to make tennis a better sport for everybody." Moore, 69, received backlash for telling female tennis players that they should be grateful for their male counterparts.
Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova has reportedly slammed on-court rival Serena Williams for dating a married men with children, in response to critical comments directed by Williams to an unnamed player, supposedly Sharapova, in a recent reports.
Criticising Williams for having an alleged relationship with a married man with children, Sharapova said that although she has a great respect for Williams for her on-court accomplishments, she felt that the American should be taking more about them instead of making comments to attract controversy and attention.
Raymond Moore resigned as CEO and tournament director of the BNP Paribas Open on Monday, March 21, following sexist comments that he made over the weekend.
I mean, seriously, give it a rest." Serena exits the car and the conversation moves on to a top-five player who is now in love. I'm so lucky'—it's so boring," says Serena in a loud voice.
"If I was a lady player, I’d go down every night on my knees and thank God that Roger Federer and Rafa Nadal were born because they have carried this sport," he said on Sunday.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams was quick to respond to the controversial remarks. I'm sorry, did Roger play in that final or Rafa or any man play in that final that was sold out before the men's final? after the women's final of the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden in Indian Wells, CA, March 20, 2016. On Monday, he referred to 39-time Grand Slam winner King, 73, and the "historic campaign" she began in the 1950s for the "equal treatment of women in tennis." "Thanks to the leadership of Billie Jean, Martina Navratilova, Venus Williams, Serena Williams and so many other great women athletes, an important measure of success has already been achieved," Ellison continued in his statement.
“I know everyone tries to create rivalries between us here and there.
Serena has been giving tennis the two-finger salute for more than half her life. "Lots of my friends have been telling me lately that I'm spoiled," Serena says with a baffled look on her face. I'm not spoiled.'"I almost spit Coke through my nose. If she'd pulled a Jamesian I'm-taking-my-talents-to-South Beach event, she would have put it on pay-per-view and hawked her Home Shopping Network-all-under-a-hundred-bucks fashion line during the commercial breaks.