There is definitely no joy greater than that of a mother to her child. This can be seen in Serena Williams heartfelt letter to her unborn child.
Serena Williams who confirmed she is expecting her first child together with fiancé, Alexis Ohanian has written a letter to her yet to be born child.
The sport’s champion who says her unborn child has taught her the true meaning of peace and serenity wrote,
“My Dearest Baby,
You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can't wait to meet you. I can't wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you.... once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. from the world's oldest number one to the world's youngest number one. -Your Mommy”
However, Serena Williams got the shock of her life after posting the open letter when Romanian tennis legend and Fed Cup captain Ilie “Nasty” Nastase made a racist comment on her unborn child.
Nastase, 70, was heard speaking in Romanian about Williams' baby.
"Let's see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?" he was quoted as saying.
Angered by his racist remarks on Selena’s unborn child, Nastase was the next day tossed from a Fed Cup match against Great Britain for yelling obscenities from his courtside seat.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched an investigation into Nastase’s behavior.
Williams, who confirmed her pregnancy through a spokesperson last week, is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, who is white.
"The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind," the Federation 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."
By Sunday, Nastase got a provisional suspension from the ITF after he asked British captain Anne Keothavong for her hotel room number during a pre-match dinner, and had a meltdown during the match during which he shouted profanities at the chair umpire, at British player Johanna Konta (the recent Miami Open champion) and Keothavong, calling them “b--ches”.
Kontaq was in tears when the umpire briefly suspended play to deal with Nastase.
An ITF statement read:
"The ITF's Internal Adjudication Panel has issued Ilie Nastase with a provisional suspension under the Fed Cup regulations for a breach of the Fed Cup welfare policy at the tie in Constanta.”
Nastase was expelled from the match for unsportsmanlike conduct, and suspended.
"Under the terms of the provisional suspension, Nastase may not participate in the Fed Cup in any capacity with immediate effect and shall be denied access to, and accreditation for, any ITF event including Fed Cup.
"The investigation by the Internal Adjudication Panel is ongoing. No further comment will be made during the investigation."
Responding to the comments made by Nastase, Selena Williams wrote,
Romanian Captain Ilie Nastase