Even if you know nothing about tennis, you KNOW the name Serena Williams. She has accolades for days, including reaching the semi-finals of a grand slam match.
Sam Querrey reached this same accolade when he beat Andy Murray at the quarter finals in Wimbledon this past Wednesday — yet a journalist reported that "Sam is the first American player to reach the semi-final of a Slam since 2009" at a recent press conference with Murray, according to The Sydney Morning Herald.
In reality, Serena Williams — as well as Venus Williams, Madison Keys, and Coco Vandeweghe — have all reached the semi-finals for a grand slam since 2009.
So Murray quickly corrected the reporter.
"Male player," he said.
"I beg your pardon?" the reporter is heard saying.
"Male player," Murray repeated.
Murray has been outspoken about correcting sexist journalists in the past. After he won his second gold medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics, he was asked by a reporter how it felt to be the first tennis player to win two gold medals. As both Williams sisters won two Golds before him, he responded, "I think Venus and Serena have won about four each." BOOM.
It's extremely important that Murray makes a point of correcting these reporters. Throughout the Rio 2016 Olympics, reporters hurled a slew of sexist reporting at female athletes — like that time Katinka Hosszu's husband was praised by an NBC reporter for her gold medal win in swimming or that time the Chicago Tribune straight up tweeted, "Wife of a Bears lineman wins a bronze medal today in Rio Olympics."
Male athletes who are feminist allies like Andy Murray are invaluable.
Please continue to shut it down, Andy! You are a golden example of a male feminist.