Sam [Querrey] is the first US player to reach a major semi-final since 2009," asserted a tennis writer at Wimbledon this year in a press conference with Querrey's defeated quarter-final opponent, Andy Murray. “Male player,” the Scot interjected. He won praise aplenty across social and editorial media for his correction.
Why Sam Burne James chose this moment...
"Andy Murray - the first Brit to win Wimbledon in 77 years, unless of course you consider women people - provided an unpretentious reminder of the prevalence of casual sexism. That felt poignant in the era of Trump; even more so now given the social issues being discussed following the Weinstein scandal."
Sam Burne James is the News Editor of PR Week.