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ESPN tennis commentator sparks outrage by saying Venus Williams had turned on ‘gorilla effect’ at Australian Open

Sportsday
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An American tennis commentator has sparked outrage after he said Venus Williams had turned on the ‘gorilla effect’ during her second-round match at the Australian Open.

Williams advanced to the third-round of the tournament with a straight sets victory over Stefanie Voegele at Rod Laver Arena.

But the slur made by ESPN’s Doug Adler is what’s grabbed headlines.

He has since apologised.

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