Serena Williams has responded to comments and criticisms made about her, her engagement, her pregnancy and even her unborn child. One of the most offensive comments came from former tennis star Ilie Nastase towards her unborn child.
The Romania captain, who was suspended from the Fed Cup for abusing the British team and the referee in a playoff, was heard asking if Williams’ child would be “chocolate with milk?”
Williams has weighed in on Instagram and said, “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.”
“I have said it once and I’ll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go,” she continued. “Yes, we have broken down so many barriers, however, there are a plethora more to go. This or anything else will not stop me from pouring love, light and positivity into everything that I do. I will continue to take a lead and stand up for what’s right.”