Pregnant Serena Williams Speaks Out Against Racist Comment About Her Unborn Child

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Pregnant Serena Williams revealed her pregnancy announcement was an accident.


Just because

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There are many things we love about Serena Williams and her authenticity and absolute genuineness is top of the list. And now we have a new reason to love this woman (not like we need any). Her ability to stick up for herself and other women is the sexiest thing about the tennis pro.

Last week social media was abuzz with news of Serena William’s pregnancy. The star posted a picture of herself on Snapchat. The picture appeared to be a selfie taken in a mirror, from the side view, and it was tagged, 20 Weeks.


This sparked a major furor and she later confirmed that she was indeed 20 weeks pregnant with her fiance, Alexis Ohanian’s child. She later admitted to Gayle King at the TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada that the snapchat post had been an accident. She had meant to keep her pregnancy private.

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“I was on vacation, taking time for myself, and I have this thing where I’ve been checking my status and taking a picture every week,” she said. “I’ve been just saving it, but you know how social media is — you press the wrong button and … My phone doesn’t ring that much, and 30 minutes later, I’d missed four calls. So I picked it up and realized, ‘Oh no.’”

What triggered several goodwill messages and congratulations from fans and colleagues all around the world was almost marred by the racist comment from Nastase, Romania’s Fed Cup captain and a former U.S. Open and French Open singles champion.

The 70-year old was alleged to have said of her baby, “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?”

Nastase also called Great Britain captain Anne Keothavong and player Johanna Konta“f**king bitches,” and Press Association Sport tennis correspondent Eleanor Crooks “ugly.”

Serena Williams took to her instagram page to address Nastase’s comments and express her disappointment, even as she stood up for herself and the other women.


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She told King, “I felt it was important for us to stand up for each other and to stand up for myself … it was really important for me to say, ‘I’m not afraid, I’m not going anywhere, but this is inappropriate.’”
It is remarkable to note that Serena discovered she was pregnant only two days before the Australian Open in January, which she won. She will not be playing in any tournaments until after her baby is born.
pregnant Serena Williams
Pregnant, Serena Williams is as strong and remarkable a woman as she’s ever been; and the more we see of her, the more we like.



Source: Serena Williams Found Out She Was Pregnant Two Days Before Australian Open | The Huffington Post


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