Trevor Noah has added his voice to the drama surrounding Serena Williams and her actions during the women’s final at the US Open‚ explaining that he did not understand why a coach isn’t allowed to coach.
Serena was given a code violation for coaching after the umpire said her coach was spotted giving her hand gestures during the game. She was also given a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a thief.
Serena said male athletes do the same and get away with it‚ sparking a furious debate about sexism in tennis.
Trevor Noah‚ who was at the final‚ commented on the issue during a behind-the-scenes segment on his show‚ The Daily Show.
“I’m like‚ what’s a coach for if a coach can’t coach you? That seems like a really weird thing because apparently coaches are not supposed to coach you. They’re just supposed to come to your game and be like‚ ‘mm-hmmm‚ hmmm-mm.'”
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By: Jessica Levitt