Serena Williams and Alexander Zverev are rather passionate about their sport. The American legend is well-known for having occasional outbursts on-court. Sascha Zverev went to an all-new level last week in Acapulco, where he was withdrawn from the tournament after he bashed the umpire’s chair with his racket.
During an interesting interview with CNN, Serena was asked to comment about Zverev’s episode and her outbursts.
“I would be in jail”
Serena talked about double standards to say:
“That’s just my personality. I think everyone is different. It’s not necessarily about cracking, I think it’s just more about, passion, and it just boils down to your personality. I am who I am on the court and off the court. I am very passionate about what I do.
I am passionate about everything. But, there’s absolutely a double standard. I would be in jail if I did that [what Zverev did in Acapulco].”
Alexander Zverev was recently withdrawn from the Mexican Open after he attacked the umpire's chair with his racket. As a Black athlete and a woman, @serenawilliams tells me there is a double standard. "I would probably be in jail if I did that," she says. pic.twitter.com/sINWIeuBcP
— Christiane Amanpour (@amanpour) March 4, 2022
Serena Williams in 2022
Ranked world no.237, Serena Williams played her last match on the 29th of June 2021 when she had to retire when playing against world no.60 Aliaksandra Sasnovich in the 1st round and the scoreline was 3-3 .
This year Serena owns a composed 0-0 win-loss record.
Alexander Zverev in 2022
Until now, during this year the German has managed to achieve a 10-3 match record. Alexander Zverev’s most significant achievement of the year was reaching the final in Montpellier.