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Sexism and Shopping: Female Players Get Most of the Odd Questions at the U.S. Open

The tennis finals of the U.S. Open are Saturday for the women and Sunday for the men. On the court, except for the number of sets, they all face the same rules. When they walk off the court, though, the game changes.

Two years ago, Serena Williams was asked why she wasn’t smiling — a question some felt no one would have asked a man. After the Australian Open in 2012, another player was asked, “After practice, can you put tennis a little bit behind you and have dinner, shopping, have a little bit of fun?” It is not hard to

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