The US Open was flooded with controversy over alleged sexism in the court after Alize Cornet received a code violation in the opening round against Johanna Larsson.
When the Frenchwoman went back to court After a medically induced heat break, the 28-year-old did not realize that she accidentally put her shirt back.
Cornet blamed the umpire's chairman for the length of time she had spent walking back from the station. 13. Cooling Zone in Court
After dropping her bag, she stepped into the shadows on the back of the yard, put her bat between her legs, turned her back to her opponent and the crowd and quickly lifted her bodice A brief uncovering of a black and red sports bra.
Shortly after putting him back in position, referee Christian Rask gave her the penalty.
Commentators and social media condemned the call quickly.
Judy Murray, the mother of former US Open champion Andy Murray, was condemned among other things to her disappointment.
While Cornet struggled with "unsportsmanlike behavior," Murray and others were quick to point out a double standard that exists in sport.
Male players regularly change their jersey with the referee's permission while changing goals, while sitting in their chair.
Cornet had observed the WTA rules in the first instance (19659003) With temperatures of up to 40 degrees in the field – which led to heat breaks in the games for men and women – at Flushing Meadows in the opening of the need for fresher Clothes Round During Games
Novak Djokovic, the men's starting number six, had the equivalent of an ice bath on the court, removing his shirt while urging the world's leading players to follow other rules  Alize Cornet wore her fresh shirt during a heat break in the first round of the US Open at the US Open. "=" 700 "height =" 467 "/>
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French tennis player Alize Cornet accidentally put her fresh shirt on the front and back during a heat break. (Twitter: @luc_jac)
The 2018 WTA Rule Guide states that medically recognized clothing exchanges of female players must be conducted out of court in the "most private place".
Tennis has taken steps to improve gender equality standards in recent decades. In 2007, Wimbledon became the last major to introduce equal pay for women.
Still employing officials with criticism regarding their treatment of women.
Earlier this month, the president of the French Tennis Federation, the French Open, Bernard Giudicelli, announced he was banning Serena Williams' popular catsuit outfit.
Williams said she wore it to inspire mothers and make them feel like "a warrior" and "a superhero."
Following complications at birth including dangerous blood clots, the suit was designed in part to help with blood circulation.
However, Giudicelli said the suit was "gone too far" and that more "respect" should be paid to the sport. Williams
responded to the criticism in her inimitable style and posted an image on Instagram,  She wears a black tutu at the US Open and praises her designer.
The debate over the fact that men play up to five sets in major tournaments is repeatedly debated, while women's games remain limited to three sets.
Incidents such as the punishment of Cornet for a seemingly innocuous and uncontroversial act of reorienting her clothes do little to assure the female athlete that they are treated fairly with their male counterparts.