US Open: Female player gets sexist treatment after taking off her shirt

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This sparked a debate on the social media and the body got trolled on social media.

Under WTA rules, the women are given two bathroom breaks during their matches. She turned away from the cameras and off her shirt, before putting it on the right way. It reportedly took less than 15 seconds.

When she realised her mistake, Cornet walked towards the back of the court pulling off her top, briefly exposing her sports bra, before slipping it back on the right way round and drawing a code violation from umpire Christian Rask.

"There is always a double standard for men and women".

The U.S. Open on Wednesday clarified its rules about players changing their shirts during a match a day after a women's player was penalized for doing so.

"All players can change their shirts when sitting in the player chair".

And in the oppressive heat at Arthur Ashe Stadium this week, many prominent male players, like Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic, even took it a step further by sitting on the sidelines without their shirts on for prolonged periods of time.

Milos Raonic, of Canada, changes his shirt during a changeover in his match against Gilles Simon, of France, during the second round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, in NY.

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Just last week, the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams was told by the French Tennis Federation's president, Bernard Giudicelli, that she would never be allowed to wear her "Black Panther"-style catsuit at the French Open again".

"Cornet came back to court after 10 minute heat break", Murray tweeted. This week, however, the temperatures in Flushing Meadows, New York, were so extreme that officials made an exception.

Temperatures are set to rise to as high as 93.2F (34 degrees Celsius) on Wednesday in NY, with the US Open's Extreme Heat Policy in effect for both men and women for a second straight day.

The very existence of the discrepancy, however, seems to imply that female players are somehow more fragile than their male counterparts. "Alize did nothing wrong", read the statement on a concluding note.

The US Open is being called sexist after a female tennis player, Alizé Cornet, was hit with a code violation for changing her top on the court.

"The WTA has always been and always will be a pioneer for women and women's sports".

However, the court umpire then issued the athlete with a code violation leaving Cornet and spectators courtside and around the world baffled.

Realising it had stepped on a public relations landmine, the USTA was quick to issue a statement saying the code violation was wrong while the WTA leapt to Cornet's defence, labelling the penalty unfair. "Unsportsmanlike conduct. But the men can change shirts on court".

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