In response to Laura Perrins: Woman behaving badly – the shame of Serena, PierrePendre wrote:
You’d need the proverbial heart of stone not to be moved by the sight of Osaka covering her tearful face at the award ceremony which should have been the greatest moment in her young life. She should have been celebrated and she was crushed. At 20, she’s still fragile yet she must have felt amidst the pandemonium around her that she was guilty of a crime. There is so much about America that is admirable but there are times when America’s élite – represented by the kind of people who can afford tickets for the US Open or report or broadcast their prejudiced account of it to the rest of the world – make me sick.