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Serena Williams Criticizes Russian Tennis Official For “Racist” And “Sexist” Remarks

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Serena Williams is slamming Russian Tennis Federation president, Shamil Tarpischev for making some hurtful and inappropriate comments about her and sister, Venus.

During a recent television show, Shamil referred to the tennis sisters as “the Williams brothers.” Serena criticized the International Olympic Committee member during the WTA Tour Finals in Singapore, telling reporters “I think the WTA did a great job of taking initiative and immediately taking action to his comments.”

The 33-year-old continued, “I thought his comments were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying.”

She added, “I have done the best that I could do and that’s all I can say. I just wasn’t very happy with his comments and I think a lot of people weren’t happy as well. But the WTA and the USTA [U.S. Tennis Association], they did a wonderful job of making sure that, in this day of age, 2014 for someone with his power, it’s really unacceptable to make such, insensitive bullying remarks.”

Tarpischev, whose comments led to a one-year ban by the World Tennis Association, apologized in a statement that read:

“I didn’t want to offend any athlete with my words. I regret that this joke has garnered so much attention. I don’t think this incident deserves so much fuss.”

 

 

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Jordin Sparks And Husband Dana Isaiah Reveal Gender Of Unborn Child

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Jordin Sparks and hubby Dana Isaiah took to social media on Thanksgiving to unveil the gender of their unborn child.

The couple, who announced last week that they are expecting their first baby together, announced that they are having a baby boy.

Sparks posted an adorable snapshot on Instagram of she and Dana holding blue confetti, writing: “IT’S A BOY!!! We have so much to be thankful for and this is definitely at the top of the list! @_danaisaiah‘s gonna have a little mini me running around! We can’t wait to meet him. We love you lil man!”

Last week, Jordin shocked fans when she revealed she and the 25-year-old model and fitness guru secretly tied the knot back in July and that they are now expecting.

Congrats to the couple.

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