Serena Williams is wondering if she and Venus have been snubbed at Wimbledon games.
Despite her status as a tennis titan, Serena Williams is wondering if she and her sister Venus have been snubbed at this year’s Wimbledon games. Combined, the sisters have won nine of the past 11 Wimbledon Singles Championships but have been continuously asked to play on Court 2 instead of Court 1 at the tournament — and Serena wants to know why.
“They like to put us on Court 2 — me and Venus — for whatever reason,” Serena said. “I haven’t figured it out yet. Maybe one day we’ll figure it out…”I don’t really think about it.
The court controversy has sent the blogosophere abuzz, with people wondering if the sisters are facing racism or sexism even in their own game. Tournament spokesperson Johnny Perkins said the sisters’ placement was “not deliberate,” noting broadcast considerations and ticket sales as considerable factors for scheduling. “I don’t make it a big issue,” Serena said about the scheduling. “I think at some point, maybe I should.”
What do you think — are the sisters being racially snubbed or is the scheduling just a coincidence?
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