In a TV interview the day after the final, Adams told the ESPN tennis panel that "there's no equality". But her claims were soon undermined by statistics showing there were 86 code violations handed out to male players at the US Open and only 22 to women.Now, a more detailed analysis of the past 20 years of grand slam events has revealed a long-term split of 1,534 to 526.Different offences have a different gender balance. Take racquet abuse, which constituted the second of Williams' three offences.Men are responsible for more than 86 per cent of these code violations, as well as just under 80 per cent of verbal-abuse violations.The odd one out here is coaching.This kicked the whole controversy off, when Patrick Mouratoglou signalled that Williams should move to the net more often. In this area, women are almost twice as likely as men to be censured.
Men are naturally more aggressive than women, so of course they would be more prone to behavior code violations. It is manly to be an asshole.