In tennis news, the US Open will now let women change their shirts on the court

Tennis officials at the US Open in New York City have been accused of sexism after France’s Alize Cornet was penalized after she briefly took her shirt off on the court to turn it rightside-out:

US Open officials accused of sexism for punishing French star Alize Cornet who took her shirt off in 90-degree heat https://t.co/NepejLG3lP pic.twitter.com/L3iVxI7vGf

— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) August 29, 2018

 

You see, the players are given breaks to change their shirts, but the women have to change inside the locker room while men get to change on the court:

Alize Cornet was handed a code violation for changing her shirt on the court at the US Open, however men players change their shirts all the time. Is this a clear case of sexism? Thoughts? https://t.co/TW1O5oYH5C pic.twitter.com/kySMi1tguJ

— Amanda Guerra (@AmandaGuerraTX) August 29, 2018

 

US Open officials have since realized their error and will now let any tennis player change his or her shirt on the court, which is as it should be:

The US Open released a statement Wednesday expressing “regret” over an umpire’s decision to issue Alizé Cornet a code violation for changing her shirt on the court during her Tuesday match against Johanna Larsson https://t.co/atYqdSNve7 #USOpen

— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 29, 2018

 

From the US Open’s statement:

“All players can change their shirts when sitting in the player chair. This is not considered a Code Violation”

Which brings us to this prediction on what comes next…

Future Post: U.S. Open Officials Accused of Sexism After TV Cameras Linger On Women Players Changing Their Shirts On The Court

You know that’s what comes next, right?

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