Williams husband Alexis Ohanian criticized former tennis player Ion Tiriac as « sexist » and « racist » for the comments Tiriac made about Williams.
« Serena was a sensational player, » said Tiriac, the owner of the Madrid Open, recently in an interview with Romanian public broadcaster TVR. “If she had a little decency, she would retire. At this age and at the weight she is now, she doesn’t move as easily as she did 15 years ago. “
» 2021 and no holding back if a racist / sexist clown comes with a platform for my family, « wrote Ohanian, the Reddit co-founder, on Twitter. “Sure to say that nobody cares what Ion Țiriac thinks.”
It’s not the first time that 81-year-old Tiriac, who holds a singles title, has assessed Williams’ place in the sport. In 2018 he also mentioned Williams’ age and weight and said: « I would love to see something different, I would love to see a player like Steffi Graf. »
Williams has 22 Grand Slam championships, and during their last one in 2017 was, it was repeatedly close to expanding this balance sheet.
« I always say that people have a right to their opinion, » Williams told the New York Times at the time. « Women’s tennis clearly has more to offer than me. There’s a lot more to it, but I’ll have words with him, believe me, I’ll have words with him. It’s an ignorant comment and it’s a sexist comment, and maybe he’s an ignorant man. «
» Had to googling it … it turns out my 3-year-old has more Grand Slam wins than this one (clown emojis). «
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