Alize Cornet was getting ready to do play her set when she discovered her shirt was on backwards. She walked off to the side and took off her shirt to turn it around. She was wearing a sports bra, so she was still covered. At that moment she was penalized for removing her shirt.
This has gone viral, because many say it was unfair for the umpire to do this when men are allowed to take their shirts off.
What are your thoughts?
The United States Tennis Association has reached out to Alize and apologized. It is not a violation to change shirts on the court, and they wanted to make that clear. This was clearly the umpire's mistake.
US Tennis Open Alizé Cornet take top off because it was back to front and she’s been penalised for breaking the rules. And yet Novak Djokovic can change his top and nothing is said. Sexism in Tennis it’s the 21st Century FFS. pic.twitter.com/iwVXHh779u— GamingWelchman ETS (@GamingWelchman) August 29, 2018