Andy Murray praised for correcting journalist's casual sexism
Have you been watching Wimbledon? As you might have guessed from yesterday’s news we love talking about all things Wimbledon.
We’re heartbroken that fellow brit Andy Murray came short of the semi-finals in yesterday’s match, but it’s not his tennis skills that have got us all talking.
At Murray's post-match press conference, the reporter began asking Murray about his opponent Sam Querrey being the '"the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009". Murray cut off the journalist mid-sentence to clarify he meant 'male US player'.
The reporter largely ignored the success of American women in tennis when he made that remark and we are so pleased that Murray reminded the reporter about the considerable success for the US on the female side of the sport. Since 2009, Serena Williams has actually won 12 Grand Slam tournaments, five of which were Wimbledon and one when she beat her sister Venus in the finals!
On social media, Murray was praised for refusing to allow "casual sexism" in his interview and his mother Judy even came to his support when she proudly tweeted: "That's my boy."
He may not have made it to that trophy but we are proud of him anyway – thanks for standing up for women’s achievements in tennis Andy!