Serena Williams & Sexism in Sports – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

Serena Williams & Sexism in Sports – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show

– This weekend was really
interesting for me. So, I went to the U.S. Open, I was lucky enough to be invited and I got to the
game and I was there rooting for Serena
through and through. I think what Osaka
did was amazing, if you watched the game,
she was phenomenal, played a perfect game. And Serena even
said this before, she said, “When people play me, “they play their absolute best.” Which is true. Everyone expects Serena to win, but everyone who comes is
like, “This is my moment. “This is the greatest
moment I’ll ever have.” And Osaka was phenomenal. And for those who don’t know, the broad strokes of what
happened in the story were Serena was playing in the match and then the umpire said that, gave Serena a warning
’cause he said, “Hey, your coach
is coaching you.” Which is against
the rules in tennis. Which, personally, I
don’t understand at all. I’m like, what’s a coach for
if a coach can’t coach you? That seems like a
really weird thing ’cause apparently coaches are
not supposed to coach you, they’re just supposed
to come to your game and just be like,
“Mm-hmm, mm-hmm.” Like, it’s weird, but
they’re not allowed to coach, which I think is really dumb. Just let the people coach. Every sport has coaching. Do you know what I mean? Imagine if, like, NBA coaches
or, like, NFL coaches, like, the players would
come off and they’d be like, “Coach, what should we do now?” And they’re like, “Mm-um.” (audience laughing) “Y’all on your own.” No! Every sport has coaching,
let the people coach. I wanna see what you
can do with a coach. It’s not like taking drugs or
something, it’s your coach. So, that’s the first
part I don’t get. But either way,
coaching is like a foul, you can get a penalty
because of doing that and so they warned her. But most commentators have said that when the coach
was trying to coach, he was trying to
give Serena signals, she was on the other
side of the court, she couldn’t see anything. So, she gets the
warning, she goes, “What the hell are
you talking about? “I wasn’t looking at my coach.” And the umpire’s, he’s like, almost like, “I
don’t care what you, “I’m just telling you,
your coach was coaching, “he broke the rules,
so you get punished.” Which is how the
sport works, right? So Serena, obviously,
she’s not happy about this and then she has a point
that doesn’t go her way, she breaks her racket
and then the guy docks her a game point,
which is huge in tennis. I mean, you know,
that was a big deal. And then, Serena got
angry on the court. Which, again, sportspeople
do, this is a normal thing. Not just in tennis,
in every sport. And it’s just been
interesting to see how the discussion
has evolved and mold, you know, like, on one
side people are like, “Serena loses it on the court. “Loses it, she’s hysterical. “She just, oh, she lost it.” And it’s like, yo. We never say that about
NBA players, you know? We never say that when LeBron
is fighting about a foul, “I thought that was
a foul! I never!” We never, “LeBron lost it.” (audience laughing) “He lost all control, he
melted, it was his meltdown.” When baseball players
rush the umpire? You know when they do that? They never go like,
“They had a meltdown. “Look at all of them
throwing a tantrum.” They’re just like, “It
got really passionate. “Look at the passion
in this game. “Tempers flaring! “Tempers flaring!” And then with Serena, it’s
like, “She’s really lost it, “she’s just, she needs to
calm down. She’s lost.” It’s like, yo. That’s what a sportsman or
sportswoman will do in a game. And then it became like
this convoluted conversation of like, is she being
treated equally, is she not being
treated equally? Most tennis players came
out and said, “Hey look, “what she did, all the guys do. “Not just being coached, “but also talking trash to
the ref, or to the umpire.” They were like,
“Yeah, we all do that. “The only difference is, “we don’t get penalized
the same way.” And that’s the conversation
that’s come out now, is that, like, even in tennis, even at that level of a sport, you still see a
discrepancy with how a man and a woman are treated
in the same environment, in the same work
environment, you know? You see these
stories about, like, like, Les Moonves with
CBS, where people, the women said they were afraid
to come out on their side ’cause they were worried
that they would then become the target of
what had happened. But you see constantly that
we don’t live in a world where everyone is
treated the same and now I’m not saying that
Serena shouldn’t be punished, I’m saying it the
other way around. I’m saying, like, now
the focus is on the guys where it’s like, why
aren’t they being punished? Do you know what I mean? Why aren’t they being
called out on these things? Why aren’t they? Because it’s gotta be
equal one way or the other. Either everyone fights or
everyone gets punished. Now, I personally think
everyone should fight, I think that’s more fun. (audience laughing) I think I wanna see that, I
wanna see rackets being smashed, I wanna see people
dissing umpires. “You thief! You are a thief!” (audience laughing) I wanna see that,
like, that was amazing. Like, I thought it was fantastic and I think Serena
has a good point, it is, you, like, it’s just you
fighting for yourself. (jazz-rock instrumental music)

100 Replies to “Serena Williams & Sexism in Sports – Between the Scenes | The Daily Show”

  1. Guys. Trevor isn’t saying that she shouldn’t get the points docked. He’s just commenting on the fact that she is being attacked for getting mad, as if that doesn’t happen in almost every male sport ever.

  2. Margaret Court has 24 singles majors, an all-time record. In 1970, Court became the first woman during the open era to win the singles Grand Slam. Serena Williams is the winner of 23 Major singles titles the most in this open era.

  3. Serena Williams has returned to the top 10 in the tennis rankings for the first time since taking a break to have her first child.

    Williams dropped as low as 491st upon her return to competition in March 2018 but is up to No. 10 after reaching two Grand Slam finals since, losing to Angelique Kerber at Wimbledon and Naomi Osaka at the U.S. Open.

  4. Serena Williams is aiming to put the disappointment of two major final losses in 2018 behind her and surpass Margaret Court's record grand slam haul this year, according to her coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

    Former world number one Williams returned to the WTA Tour last March, just six months after giving birth to her daughter and suffering complications in the aftermath, and managed to reach the finals of Wimbledon and the US Open.

    The American, who was forced to pull out of the French Open due to a shoulder issue, lost to Angelique Kerber at the All England Club and went down to Naomi Osaka at Flushing Meadows, a match that was overshadowed by her dispute with umpire Carlos Ramos.

  5. I haven't seen the match but I do believe men are usually treated differently then women (even in tennis). Having said that; that still Doesn't excuse her for saying those things to the Umpire if she's said those things to him.

  6. Apparently you are black so you are on the same side as Serena. But it's bcoz of influential people like you supporting and spreading the wrong message that people like Serena can get away with it even after she acted all mighty and like an entitled kid. Sorry but Mr. Trevor, you are wrong here. I'm actually ashamed at how biased you could be.

  7. Wow, I'm just now clearly seeing how wrong I've been about this dude.. This dude is really defending that other dude , Wow! No longer a fan of yours..

  8. See he's no clue about what he's talking about. Coaches are allowed on court to coach once per set. During a grand slam (like the US Open aka this match) coaching is forbidden at any time.
    Don't talk about things you don't know about

  9. Do u even know the tennis rules ? At least do u even know different rules ? Like in boxing u can punch but not in a basketball

  10. Firstly men do get punished. Secondly, are you saying women should keep doing the same mistakes men have done just to feel equal? That's not being feminist. That's loving the idea of being a feminist. That's being an opportunist and entitled.

  11. Yall sayin he's defending Serena, yall miss the whole point. Hes talking about the equality between man and woman, no relation of her doing and Osaka.

  12. Men rarely lose a game point as a consequence of swearing, being coached, breaking rackets, etc. It happens so often that if a racket doesn’t get destroyed in a men’s match, it’s not worth watching. And compare John McEnroe’s entire vulgarity-filled career to Serena losing a game point in the final of a Grand Slam as the result of calling the umpire a “thief” – no swearing involved.

  13. I have to comment on these comments I’m scrolling through. Ive seen this on three separate occasions, where the comments he made, people don’t universally agree with and the hate comes out. It’s as If Trevor’s haters watch to hear him say something they don’t agree with to attack. There are times when I don’t agree with Trevor’s comment but really all this hate. He is giving his personal opinion. He also agreed that she should be fined but it’s the way the situation was being portrayed in the media. WTH!!!

  14. the comment section has clearly misunderstood the intention Trevor's trying to point out. it's in the title of the video: sexism. it's the double standards against the reactions of female athletes. so it's okay for male athletes to show fury to decisions made but its not okay when female atheletes react?

    like in soccer when an accidental tackle happens in the penalty box and the player loses it, commentators call out clean "he's furious" like it's all right cos hes a man?? but here, selena fumes and she gets called on like a child wth "throwing tantrum" like shes a little girl??? jeez people.

  15. you should be ashamed of yourself Trevor, for standing with wrong, as should Serena Williams. This has greatly taken your credibility down. SHAME

  16. A lot of haters here! So disappointed! The Williams sisters have had a lot to put up with in their sport. I will continue to pray for them.

  17. y’all didn’t get the point, y’all are saying he’s on Serena’s side but that’s not what he is saying. he’s talking about sexism dummy’s

  18. You are really ignorant. Tennis is a gentlemen sport, the mindset of player is really important and is part of the hole set of skills that a player needs to have. Stamina for longer hours, strategy, compousure, respect toward the other player and the umpire.

  19. The Williams sisters have always got shit not just as women but as dark skinned women that have dominated tennis the fact that they are dark skinned women that were beating everyone was a problem in a traditionally white dominated sport I'm just keeping it real I'm not on a hate white people rant. Serena is a strong opinionated black women and more important successful and the best at what she does and the world we live in that's always going to be an issue just calling it as I see it I am black but I'm a male and I can still sympathize and recognise the points I have spoke on.

  20. She broke the rules but i guess since a man noticed that it's sexism and he's just telling her what to do….
    Rules apply to men and women in the same way and with the same consequences….

  21. Tennis players get angry all the time, and they get warnings all the time. Serena did lose it. She was taking regular calls very personal and brought up her daughter and tackled the umpire on a personal level. She really lost it. Lebron has never done that and I am 100% that if he had, I would have been the first one to say "He LOST it". period. Lets stop spoiling Serena.

  22. The point is not what “guys did”. Any player, male or female with two warnings, who continues to insult an umpire will lose a game.

  23. Once again Trevor is a complete moron everyone who’s on their third offense will lose the game. Why do u have a show?!

  24. Trevor is a bandwagon jumping idiot. Coaching is against the rules of tennis. It’s an individual sport. She clearly got coached, got caught, lied about it, lost her temper, called the ump a thief, and then broke her racquet. She had a meltdown. People have said that about other tennis players in the past (McEnroe, conners). She then hid behind sexism which had NOTHING to do with what was going on. Her behavior was disgusting. Glad she lost which she was going to lose anyway.

  25. No. She was treated EXACTLY the same as that particular umpire treated men doing the same thing. Those men saying the were treated more leniently weren't doing it with the same official.
    THAT is the difference. It has nothing to do with race or gender, as Williams tried to portray it.

  26. Man i like trevor but the night show is turning him less genuine. He is pandering to a certain ideology. Id rather listen to his actual unscripted, unbiased opinion.

    Osaka keep getting beat …But that's the way Tennis Life goes , and if you don't believe me then ask the GOAT Serena Williams…O…

  28. I think the umpire should have punished coach or they should make rules that's possible and effective.

  29. Trevor – you were NOT there, or you would have seen for yourself every call was valid! (and she mentioned the thumbs up – how did she know that's what her coach was signaling?)

  30. I like how everyone is pretending that men never get scolded for misbehaving and how everyone is completely ignoring the fact that male players also lost games for misbehaving… not mentionibg the fact that men get fined a lot more for misbehaving than women do

  31. I wonder if Serena is gonna have tantrums again now that US OPEN is on the way. She can never claim the ref is being sexist. She was bloody playing with a woman!

  32. I just cant believe how dumb and loud this guy is…he clearly knows nothing about tennis and its rules and is giving false equivalence with NBA and NFL to support his agenda…what a moron…do your research before opening your dumb mouth….idiot.
    Serena repeatedly berated the umpire …called him a sexist..a liar and a thief….also pulled out her " i m a mother "..card and the "woman card"…to try to support her behaviour. What a loser

  33. What a moronic ill-informed point. Understand tennis and then give a point because this attempt is embarassing

  34. People like this moron with 0 balls shouldn't have an opinion on this matter. Absolute cuck.

  35. Here is a headline Lebron loses it.

    You are wrong.

  36. Men do get penalized. They just dont get victimized. John Mcenroe LOST IT many times and even got himself kicked out of a major tounament. Nobody pretended he was the victim. He got booed on the court and nobody felt bad for him. Serena got cheered by the ignorant american crowd and then victimized by the media. We cannot condone her behavior.

  37. She broke the roule, she get the punishment, where is the problem, ahhhhhhhh she is a woman, a they are the best

  38. I really like this guy but he is totally wrong. This was not baseball. She broke the rules. Guys who do they get punished.

  39. anyone with a negative comment about this video, you haters are all missing the point and speak with such ignorance to the point I feel like you don't deserve to be on youtube.

  40. But in this particular case of Carlos Ramos he has punished both Rafael Nadal and Djokovic and they feel it was targeted at them and later complaint to the tennis federation , and it was pointed out on first take by Stephen a Smith. The moment she lost the argument when she pulled out the gender card where he didn't violate her rights as a woman cuz he did the same to men.

  41. I don't agree. You can't compare tennis to football or to basketball. First of all, you're a single player. Second of all, every sport has its own rules. And if you would have informed yourself you would have known that in tennis you have to behave and keep calm. Players who break things are considered to be disrespectful. There are certain rules you have to respect. And most importantly, you have to accept when your opponent plays better. You can't say that because in judo, players enter the scene by bowing down, football players have to bow down too before every game. Sometimes we should let the experts do their job without analyzing every single move or decision.

  42. So what Trevor is saying, is that that Serena is right because there shouldn’t be a rule about coaching anyways? She did have a fuckin meltdown, the other sports you were comparing tennis to are team sports. Sportsman ship or lack of is more noticeable in single player sports like tennis.

  43. like serena didn't get actually in the same tournament one year before get also forfeited for threatening to kill a line judge… come on!!!!

  44. Africans don’t take that. Either punish everyone. I agree everyone should fight. There should be a ring beside the court.

  45. I know I'm late but just wanna tell trevor do your homework. I'm a fan. Just research more before you speak.

  46. 2:17 because it's hard to find a clip of somebody doing exactly what Serena Williams did she would not take a chill pill she kept talkin smack and saying how she didn't do whatever he accused her of

  47. Shameful, entitled, petulant and unsportswoman like behaviour from somebody who will go down as an all time great in the sport. The fact that she verbally abused the umpire (calling him a thief and saying he would never work one of her matches again) and then pulled the gender card as a defence for her actions was distasteful and beneath her not to mention totally disrespectful to her opponent who in winning the match (likely to be her biggest accomplishment in the sport) was totally tarnished leaving her in a flood of tears (due to a large section of the moronic crowd booing her….I mean really how is it her fault!} and not being able to truly celebrate totally outplaying her storied opponent. This whole thing to me was made even worse by the likes of Billie Jean King defending Serena's behaviour and turning it into a issue of calling out double standards, which given the umpires history (a stickler for the rules that all player are aware of) it clearly was no such thing. Trevor my friend, perhaps you should have gone an extra mile with your research into understanding the rules of this sport as the position you have taken in this video has done you no favours.

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