Less than a week after announcing her pregnancy, Serena Williams is already having to deal with racist comments about her unborn child.

At a press conference on Saturday, Romanian former tennis player Ilie Nastase made a comment about Williams's baby with her white fiancé Alexis Ohanian. “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?,” he said. Serena has since responded with a lengthy and heartfelt post on Instagram, in which she describes Nastase's words as both racist and sexist.

This isn't the first time Ilie Nastase has come for Williams or other female tennis players. Earlier this month, he baselessly accused Williams of doping, and later that same Saturday he called Johanna Konta and Anne Keothavong “fucking bitches.”

The International Tennis Federation announced that it “does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind,” and that it would be launching an investigation into the former player.

Williams's Instagram post slams Nastase's comments and expresses support for the ITF's investigation, quoting Maya Angelou's famous "Still I Rise" poem.

In other sport news, boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez talks boxing vs. MMA, uniting people and his influences.

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