"The policing of women's bodies must end."
What: The US Open has been accused of sexism after a female player was penalized Tuesday for briefly removing her shirt during a match.
The Women's Tennis Association prohibits women from change their clothing while on the court. Male players, on the other hand, regularly yank off their shirts in public during matches, and many appeared bare-chested courtside at heat-wave the US Open this week.
Fans and other commenters were quick to call out the double standard. Some connected Cornet's penalization to last week's news that Serena Williams will no longer be able to wear her form-fitting catsuit in the tournament.
Busted for code violation #alizecornet took 10 sec to turn top right way but #novacdjokovic can sit for minutes half-naked. Same comp. Days after @serenawilliams slammed for disrespecting tennis because she wore a #catsuit. Not fair. Not right. Tell your daughters pic.twitter.com/pJILnwvUvG— Alissa Warren (@alissawarren) August 29, 2018