Tennis World Split as Serena Williams torn apart Novak Djokovic on….
Novak Djokovic came back from two sets down to beat Italian Jannik Sinner in the quarter finals as he pursues his fourth consecutive Wimbledon triumph. He paid tribute to his opponent after today’s dramatic match. The Serb will now face Briton Camern Norrie in the semi finals. Dazzling on the court, Djokovic has also made a name for himself thanks to his controversial nature off of it.
Tennis World Split as Serena Williams torn apart Novak Djokovic on….Tennis World Split as Serena Williams torn apart Novak Djokovic on….
In 2016, this side of Djokovic was on display when he commented on a row relating to the pay of male and female tennis players, arguing that men should be paid more.
He added: “I think that our men’s tennis world, ATP world, should fight for more because the stats are showing that we have much more spectators on the men’s tennis matches.
“I think that’s one of the reasons why maybe we should get awarded more.”
He later clarified his comments in a post on Facebook, in which he said his views were not articulated properly — that all players should fight for what they deserve in terms of fairer distribution of funds, regardless of gender.
Serena Williams, who has a remarkable 23 grand slams to her name, took aim at Djokovic over his comments.
She said: “If I have a daughter who plays tennis and also have a son that plays tennis, I wouldn’t say that my son deserves more because he is a man.
“If they both started at three years old I would say they both deserve the same amount of money.
“I have been playing since the age of two and it would be shocking to say my son would deserve more than my daughter.
“It is irrelevant. [Djokovic] is entitled to his opinion but if he has a daughter — I think he has a son right now — he should talk to her and tell her how his son deserves more money because he is a boy.
“It all boils down to that. I would never put a sex against another sex. I think it’s unfair to compare, we have had so many great women champions and players who have brought such great vision to the sport.
“There have been great men players too, but women’s tennis is the biggest sport for women—period.”