Serena Williams may have a few more months before she gives birth, but that won’t stop this “mama bear” from protecting her young — even if it means going up against a former world champion tennis professional.
Over the weekend, 70-year-old Romanian player Ilie Nastase reportedly commented on William’s unborn child saying, “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
While on a babymoon with fiancé Alexis Ohanian, Williams took to Instagram to address Nastase’s remarks.
The International Tennis Federation is reportedly considering disciplinary action against Nastase and has released a statement that seems to fully supports Serena.
“The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind,” the ITF said in a statement. “We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action.”
Williams and Ohanian surprised us all in 2016 with news of their engagement. The same sentiments were felt earlier this week when the women’s number one ranked tennis player and her finance revealed the new addition to their family. Take a look at the sweet message Williams gave to her bundle of joy on social media.
TELL US: Did Serena make the right move? Should kids be off limits?