WATCH | Trevor Noah on Serena Williams: What's a coach for if a coach can't coach you?

11 September 2018 - 08:35 By Jessica Levitt
Trevor Noah was not impressed with the rules of tennis.
Trevor Noah was not impressed with the rules of tennis.
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Trevor Noah has added his voice to the drama surrounding Serena Williams and her actions during the women's final at the US Open, explaining that he did not understand why a coach isn't allowed to coach.

Serena was given a code violation for coaching after the umpire said her coach was spotted giving her hand gestures during the game. She was also given a penalty point for racquet abuse and a game penalty for calling the umpire a thief.

Serena said male athletes do the same and get away with it, sparking a furious debate about sexism in tennis.

Trevor Noah, who was at the final, commented on the issue during a behind-the-scenes segment on his show, The Daily Show.

"I'm like, what's a coach for if a coach can't coach you? That seems like a really weird thing because apparently coaches are not supposed to coach you. They're just supposed to come to your game and be like, 'mm-hmmm, hmmm-mm.'"

You can watch the full video here:

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