Williams called the chair umpire a thief, which cost her a game.
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Serena Williams thought she was treated harsher by the chair umpire in the U.S. Open final than a man would have been.Billie Jean King, who won 12 Grand Slam singles titles and helped found the women's tennis tour and pave the way for equal prize money in the sport, also commented via Twitter on what happened Saturday.There have been a series of recent happenings that illustrate the ways in which tennis does do things differently for men and women.Just before the U.S. Open, the French tennis federation president said that the black catsuit worn this year by Williams at the French Open would not be allowed at that tournament in the future.At the U.S. Open, female player Alize Cornet was incorrectly admonished by a chair umpire for changing her shirt during a match, which is allowed and which men do all the time.
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