Serena Williams points to possible double standard for women in sports

Serena Williams points to possible double standard for women in sports
Serena Williams points to possible double standard for women in sports

Serena Williams points to possible double standard for women in sports

Someone who’s certainly going down in history is tennis star Serena Williams. If Williams wins her US Open semifinal match this morning and then wins the final, she’ll be one of just four women to pull off grand slams in a single year. Her match on Tuesday was a particularly special one when she defeated her older sister Venus. But after the match, one reporter took the opportunity to call out her emotional reaction to the win when he asks her why she’s not smiling or laughing. So despite Williams’ many accomplishments on the court, it’s often the side stories that grab headlines and prompt questions — her fashion choices, her emotions during play, even her body build. It raises the question of whether the focus on looks and attitude is specific to female athletes and how they should perform compared to their male counterparts. We're joined by Meghan Morgan, interim president and CEO of Girls in the Game, who talks to young women everyday about how they feel on the field or court, and Deborah Slaner Larkin, CEO of Women's Sports Foundation. (AP/File)