The Serena Rules: Making Women’s Tennis Great Again

  1. Serena had been drug tested more than any other competitor.
  2. She was told by French Open officials she wouldn’t be allowed to wear a “catsuit” specially designed to protect her from blood clots which almost killed her previously.
  3. In her most recent US Open match, her coach (whom Serena could not see) was cited for “coaching” which all coaches do regularly (including her opponent’s) but only Serena was penalized.
  4. Serena was penalized for verbal abuse for doing less than many men and women have done before her.
  5. She was criticized by a white male announcer who suggested it was, “her tone” which gets to the crux of the matter.



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William Spivey

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