The World Tennis association has banned the President of the Russian Tennis Federation Shamil Tarpishchev after he described tennis stars Venus & Serena Williams as brothers on Russian State TV last Friday. Appearing on the chat show, the program host said to Tarpishchev: “I was at the Olympics, where Maria Sharapova was in the final, playing with one, with one of the….” before Tarpishchev responded by saying “Williams brothers.” World number one Serena Williams has blasted Shamil Tarpishchev for using “extremely sexist, racist and bullying” comments.
She also told reporters,I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying. I’ve done the best that I can do, and that’s all I can say. So I just wasn’t very happy with his comments. I think a lot of people weren’t happy as well. For years people have made fun of Serena for her overly muscular frame