Williams responds to Nastase

Serena Williams yesterday called the alleged comments about her unborn child made by former world number one Ilie Nastase “racist” and applauded the International Tennis Federation for launching a probe into the remarks.

Former tennis bad boy Nastase, who won two grand slam titles in the 1970s, was quoted by Romanian and some British media as saying in response to William’s pregnancy announcement: “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”

Ilie Nastase and Serena Williams

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers,” the women’s world number one wrote on her Instagram account.

“I am not afraid unlike you. You see, I am no coward. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? You may shoot me with your words … you may try to kill me with your hatefulness, but still like air I will rise.”

It would not be the first time Williams has been stung by racism as player.

The world number one boycotted the Indian Wells tournament for 14 years after she and sister Venus and her family claimed they were victims of racial taunts while Serena played in the 2001 final.

Nastase, 70, has been provisionally banned from all International Tennis Federation (ITF) events following his verbal abuse of British players last weekend in his role as Romanian Fed Cup captain.

Williams thanked the ITF and said they would have her full support as they investigated the matter.

“(The investigation) is ongoing. At this point, one of the principles that is important is that we want a rigorous process that is fair,” ITF President David Haggerty said on Monday.

“We will also hear Nastase’s side of the argument. It will be a thorough process conducted in an efficient manner. I do not think you will be hearing any final decisions in the next two weeks.”

British captain Anne Keothavong, who said she was made to feel “uncomfortable” by comments made by Nastase at the official pre-match dinner, said the abuse during play had been unacceptable.

“We expected a patriotic crowd for the Romanian team but we don’t expect abusive language to be used … what he said directed to both Johanna (Konta) and myself is … language that is not appropriate for anyone to speak to any other human,” she said.

Konta was reduced to tears at one stage.

Source: (Reuters)

41 Responses to Williams responds to Nastase

  1. Jennifer April 26, 2017 at 3:05 am

    That is one of the major problems with black people i.e not knowing who who they enemy is. For this reason you will keep on lining up yourselves for subjugation. This is why these people are thorns in your sides and pricks in your eyes, being seen as nothing more than entertainers and slaves for them. Then there is this love everybody can’t hate syndrome. Good for you lot, see how far it gets you.
    “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
    Some melanin means that there will be a big reduction in the cost of suntan lotion to prevent those nasty sunburns. Slower aging process too. More lively child too.

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  2. Annette Walters
    Annette Walters April 26, 2017 at 5:41 am

    He is a bare dog

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  3. jrsmith April 26, 2017 at 5:56 am

    @, Jennifer, hail, hail, I agree with lots of what you said, but this is handled wrong ..
    Personally I am the world biggest racists , this wanker would dare say anything like that to me, because I would have blast back at him some thing to make him cry………………. Its hear fault she is lying down playing dead , thats why we always lose every time , we must stop this stupidness and fight back……………
    In the (UK) you dare say anything about , Gay people , Muslims or Jews , but you say anything about black people and get away with it…………………………………………………

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    • Jennifer April 26, 2017 at 5:25 pm

      @jrsmith – weill said. We have been subjected to their ignorant abuse for years, and we sit and take it. Nothing has changed from the plantation days. Them still f^^^^ing this people and creating…………………………………………………….. We got skin problem yet in the bible mentions 5 occasions associating white shin with leprosy – not boils. No where does it mention black skin as a curse. Ignorant c***s.

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  4. harry turnover April 26, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Think Nastyase is suffering from erectile dysfunction for years now so he uses his mouth to sow seeds of discord…bitter ,angry and full of hatred for himself.

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  5. Eleanor Weekes
    Eleanor Weekes April 26, 2017 at 6:32 am

    Such racist pig! Not relevant! In this day and age..

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  6. Jea Alleyne April 26, 2017 at 7:10 am

    Its a crying shame when you hear the professionals reduce themselves to such low remarks. I would have expected better from a player of his calibre.

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    • Jennifer April 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm

      @jae A – This is their NATURAL BEHAVIOR. Even in interracial relationships you will find that at some point it will come out. They just need that TRIGGER.

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  7. Angel April 26, 2017 at 7:18 am

    Serena,be cool! Just focus on his hateful ugly wrinkled face every time you are preparing to send one of your zingers across the net AND LET HIM HAVE IT BETWEEN THE EYES!!! God Bless! Luv ya…

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  8. ACST April 26, 2017 at 7:20 am

    The World has not really changed and it has took you a really long time to find that out. It is still slavery with or without money, popular or not, she will learn the hard way it seems.

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    • Jonah Banks April 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

      ACST, I totally agree with you

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  9. Frank White April 26, 2017 at 7:52 am

    Why are the masses surprise at these statements when all should know that this is the nature of these Caucasians. Remember that these so called white people are the same ones that you all run home to watch on your television whether it’s sports or some silly ass sitcom and this my friends, give them the leverage where they can say anything to and about the black community and clearly get away with it, like how he will, the Maloney’s will, the Williams will, Bragadung Johnson will and the list goes on…

    Hit these people where it hurts, their pockets…

    Support Black Businesses…

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    • Jennifer April 26, 2017 at 5:36 pm

      Well said Frank. The ENTIRE SYSTEM is theirs. Sports, Music, Movies, Education, religion, war/security, justice, ALL IS THEIR JUNK and blacks naturally falling in like dopes. This is why I keep blaming our leaders who pushed for integration. We would have had our own systems/businesses and theirs would have been out.

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  10. Christine Taylor
    Christine Taylor April 26, 2017 at 8:22 am

    That male animal drools ignorance when he opens his mouth! He is NO longer Relevant in this world!

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  11. Pat BB
    Pat BB April 26, 2017 at 8:46 am

    Shut tuh hell up yuh racist mangey diseased white constipated @#?%….Jealousy hear, cuhdear!!

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  12. Kaiser Sose
    Kaiser Sose April 26, 2017 at 9:03 am

    She is a COON A STEPHEN, i LOST all SEMBLANCE OF respect for her, you cannot cry pro black and marry a white man, its inconsistent with the black struggle.
    Those of you defending her should be ashamed of your selves, she sold black men out and our cause,many of our foremothers were. RAPED and did not have the CHOICE to say NO she does and to willingly CONSORT with the oppressors sullies their memory “TRAITOR” ! the black man an woman relationship cabal is earth centric and spiritual.
    She willingly gave her self to this man which means she willingly gave up her black card. So by doing so she forfeits the right of us decending her. we the true champions of our ethnicity should reserve the right to let her drown in her own circumstance.
    Defend the righteous ignore the traitor’s to the cause.
    Actions have consequences.
    BLACK FORM BIRTH BLACK NOW AND BLACK WHEN I DIE.

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    • Veroniva Boyce
      Veroniva Boyce April 26, 2017 at 10:56 am

      Wait…………does that applies to black men in a relationship with white women?

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose April 26, 2017 at 11:02 am

      IT SURE DOES= abhorrence! !✊

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    • Sheldon Williams
      Sheldon Williams April 26, 2017 at 11:56 am

      I rocking with you Kaiser Sose because we as black people have no friends ,we only have us.

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    • Tim Barr
      Tim Barr April 26, 2017 at 12:09 pm

      Lol

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    • Sheldon Williams
      Sheldon Williams April 26, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      No apologizes

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose April 26, 2017 at 1:10 pm

      You are so right Sheldon Williams truth never says im sorry it just slaps them in the face.

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    • Drey Fredericks
      Drey Fredericks April 26, 2017 at 2:49 pm

      you’re a racist jackass…smh

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    • Dee Barrow
      Dee Barrow April 26, 2017 at 4:11 pm

      Hilarious

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    • Carolyn Gill Humphrey
      Carolyn Gill Humphrey April 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Seriously? You’d rather hate everyone of a particular ethnicity than even attempt to see people as individuals as maybe Serena did when she chose her husband? Unreal.

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    • Jennifer April 26, 2017 at 5:40 pm

      @Kaiser Sose – Well said. They all get that Ni**** wake up call at some point. More to come, keep watching.

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    • Sheldon Williams
      Sheldon Williams April 26, 2017 at 5:43 pm

      hate Carolyn Gill Humphrey ?

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    • Kaiser Sose
      Kaiser Sose April 26, 2017 at 6:30 pm

      Carolyn Gill Humphrey: This discussion is not for you maam and im being diplomatic here, when you have walked in the shoes we people of color have then you can speak on our viewpoint and our feelings towrds one who used to be one of us! when it comes to Serena Williams.
      She is now one of you now and i wish her well, her card has no credability on it any more.
      I dont hate other ethnicities i Just happen to LOVE MINE WITH ALL MY HEART..
      And that takes up all my energy. Your fore fathers never looked at us as individuals just property and 3/5ths of a human being, so now that we have awakened and see ourselves as the people were human kind stated its now a problem for you ma’am.
      Hate maam was the calling card you used agains we black people.
      I feel soory for you and your acolytes I:e SERENA WILLIAMS AND CLARENCE THOMAS.

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  13. Whitehill April 26, 2017 at 9:23 am

    These little black girls upon attaining some degree of ” Status” and have a few white men chasing after them soon forget they are the descendants of slaves and no matter what, they will always be bed wenches in their eyes.
    I remembered you as a little girl your black father teaching you the game played predominately by whites, now you’ve attained significant success could you not have honor your father’s legacy by empowering some black young man out there? Are there not many young black males out there with qualities of your father?
    I know the Willie Lynch’s legacy is hard for you black women to escape from but you must try. Didn’t you learn anything from Tiger Wood and OJ?

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  14. Othneal April 26, 2017 at 10:05 am

    Racism is a complex phenomenon. It goes to the fundamental nature of the human race. In other words, it is peculiar to humans. That means you need to have intelligence above that common to​ other mammals to display such judgements. Racism is peculiarly human. There in lies an interesting paradox. Intelligence should confer immunity against something as evil and counter -productive as blind hatred of a fellow human simply for having inherited characteristics that he or she had no hand in choosing.
    Conclusion: racism equates to stupidity.
    It would be easy to conclude that every racist is both evil and stupid. However they are victims like those who suffer at their hands.They lack the elements that makes a human humane and makes them more animal than human.
    Although it would not be right to label all Caucasians​ racists​, it is a peculiar thing that this part of the human race has an innate urge to enslave others.
    I do agree with Jennifer’s observation that we black people have great difficulty in identifying our real enemy.We have a tendency to internalise our aggression and in so doing inflict pain and missery on ourselves, whilst being extraordinarily forgiving of our oppressor. A form of Stockholm syndrome perhaps.
    “Nasty” and others like him are victims of Darwinism.I am not a believer of racial superiority. Nasty by name, Nasty by nature

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  15. Alex Alleyne April 26, 2017 at 10:48 am

    I remember a black female movie star was on a talk show up North who was single at the time, was asked by host if she would marry a white person, she replied , “THERE ARE TOO MANY BROTHERS OUT THERE”.

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  16. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce April 26, 2017 at 10:59 am

    There is no need for Serena to respond.

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  17. Aneta April 26, 2017 at 11:15 am

    Well well well. Most of you sound racist to me. Dah! Pot calling the kettle black. It is anyone’s right to marry black, white or pink. It no concern of ours. Who gives half of you the right to judge. Please. Give me a break. I’m a proud black individual who don’t see black and white but what is in your heart.

    We make things more difficult for ourselves. Embrace life. Stop wasting time on colour. Our lives too short my people. PEACE

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  18. Jay Gow
    Jay Gow April 26, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Why people stressing her out for people need to mind their damn business

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  19. Costa Rica April 26, 2017 at 11:56 am

    To Eleanor

    He is a racist pig. But, did you know he had an affair with Diana Ross?

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  20. Bobo April 26, 2017 at 12:11 pm

    Aneta thank you, true love has no color

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  21. Mikey April 26, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    @Jennifer and jrsmith, You both have different interpretations of IDIOT Nastase’s comments. He is perturbed that Serena has courted a White man for all her life. Nastase is the RACIST he is and nothing can change that, but DO NOT CONDEMN Serena for her response. You (two) cannot answer for Serena, she is wearing the shoes and can feel the pinch. Do not be to swift pretending that You understand what is happening to peoples EMOTIONS AND BRAINS. No, only YOU are aware of what is going on INSIDE OF YOU. Let Serena speak for herself, none of us are advocates for anyone else. PLEASE ACCEPT THOSE HINTS !

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  22. Sheron Inniss April 26, 2017 at 1:56 pm

    If I was in her shoes I would not have responded. Her partner is her choice. Love does not see colour. All black men are not the best thing after sliced bread.

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  23. Sapodilla Brown
    Sapodilla Brown April 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Sebbe Greenidge, Mandy Henry, Gina Joseph

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  24. Maria Kirton
    Maria Kirton April 26, 2017 at 7:42 pm

    This is so juvenile. My grandmother was white and married a black man. Her family disowned her. Her family and friends made the same stupid remarks. Love is love in any color.

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  25. Curious April 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    I am sure this the same Serena who recently said….”White men treat women better than black men”

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