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Before the explosive women’s singles final of the U.S. Open, which saw Serena Williams pitted against an umpire she described as sexist as well as the winner Naomi Osaka, tennis was already in an uproar.
The previous brouhaha, of course, was a recent tempest in a tennis racket over the catsuit Serena Williams wore to the French Open, which apparently didn’t sufficiently “respect the game” for Bernard Giudicelli, the president of the French Tennis Federation.
Cue a social media spike of outrage and eloquence over the “policing of women’s bodies,” as Billie Jean King tweeted.
The situation was expertly deflected by Ms. Williams herself, who knows a thing or two about spin. But I can’t help but wonder if we are all missing the forest for the tree. Because pondering the catsuit hoo-ha has raised another, broader question.