When Serena Williams had what one would call a meltdown during her match with Naomi Osaka for the grand slam title of 2018 in relation to the game of tennis. Serena felt that she was being disrespected not because of her race but her sex. She stated over and over that a male in the same situation would not be penalized. Most of the talking heads who spoke on her behavior agreed with her argument although they kept it to a minimal level of support. The power of this woman of color was phenomenal, to say the least, her body language was over the top the anger and rage and contempt she showed for the referee was not held in check and caused her to lose control and focus of the situation that she found herself in.
When a champion is dethroned it is devastating but the way life is lived the glory is always fleeting. One can only be on top of the world for a short period of time especially in the world of sports. The William sisters will have the ability to inspire and teach many generations of young people of both sexes who want to succeed in the goals that they want to accomplish in life. This story is not about race but sexuality and how women are treated differently than men in the real world. This is the paradigm that will not change any time soon in a male-dominated society we all are brainwashed to accept. Serena may have lost the match but she made a statement about equality of the sexes that cannot be ignored. Equality of the sexes is as old as human history. The story of Serena and the tennis referee and their interactions will be a lesson for future historians to understand and explain. The life lesson here will be interpreted as needed in the future for both sexes.