how do you get people who tweet like that banned from twitter? I'm sure people on twitter have been arrested or something for other misdemeanours? This makes me feel ill and upset all at once. There were similar tweets about Katie Walsh, the Grand National jockey, earlier this year. I wanted to complain then!
I don't know if anyone has seen this great piece by Hadley Feeman in CiF. I would imagine the usual don't read the comments applies! But she shows how the sexism extends to partners of the players too.
Yes, I can imagine that whilst a female player who isn't a 'looker' (TM Inverdale) can at least compensate by being actually good at tennis, the wives, who are deemed to serve no useful function but to watch and clap (which I very much doubt is the extent of the spouse-of-major-athlete role), must be decorative or be forever derided. Awful.