The International Tennis Federation immediately decried the comments, saying: "The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behaviour of any kind.
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."Today, Williams responded to the nasty words in an Instagram post."I am not afraid unlike you.
A less acceptable way is to publicly opine about what color the baby will be, as Ilie Nastaste did last week.
Over the weekend, Nastase, a Romanian tennis legend who peaked in the 1970s, allegedly said of Williams' pregnancy, "Let's see what color it has. " He seemed to be referring to the unborn child's skintone, as Williams is black and her fiancé, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, is white.
He started getting into the sport after they got together.Serena was also seen wearing the jewellery while getting in a post-flight training session later that day at an Auckland tennis club after she arrived in the country alongside her man and friend Caroline Wozniacki.Although, the ring was featured on her right hand for both the Snapchat shoot and the tennis training session - hours later, she was spotted by onlookers wearing the band on her wedding finger, indicating it may just be her engagement ring.But she covered up with a very chic winter coat from her own collection for the Home Shopping Network.At this time of year you may think there's no point investing in some new outerwear but we've still got January and February's chilly weeks to get through and of course there are some great sale bargains out there right now too.