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Serena Williams responds to 'racist' Ilie Nastase comments

CONTROVERSY: Ilie Nastase and Serena Williams

SERENA WILLIAMS has hit back at Ilie Nastase racist comments towards her unborn child.

Nastase, a former world number one, was heard saying to the other players about Serena's baby: "Let's see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?"

The Romania Fed Cup captain, 70, made the remark in Romania at a news conference ahead of his country's play-off match against Great Britain last weekend.

The baby - which is due in the autumn - will be Williams' first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian, 33, the co-founder of the website Reddit.

Responding to Nastase's comments on Instagram, Williams wrote: "It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racists comments towards myself and unborn child"

She went on to say the International Tennis Federation had her "full support" in their investigation into Nastase's behaviour.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion became engaged to Mr Ohanian in December, and was eight weeks pregnant at the Australian Open when she won her record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam in January.

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