Over the years, female athletes have overcome countless obstacles, and it’s now generally accepted that many of the world’s best sports players are women. But from sexist comments about their appearances to pay discrepancies, gender inequality in the world of sports is still very alive and well. And an old Wimbledon tradition is reminding us just how true this is.
The 2018 Wimbledon tournament is underway, and Serena Williams, who recently took a break from tennis after the birth of her daughter, is once again making headlines. But due to her marriage to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, the athlete has gone from “Miss Williams” to “Mrs. Williams” on the grass court, according to the Associated Press. And in case you were wondering, announcers only use titles before female athletes’ names. Roger Federer, for example, is simply referred to as “Federer.