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Serena Williams calls Russian Tennis Federation President’s remarks “bullying and sexist”

Serena Williams applauded the WTA’s swift action following comments made by Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev referring to she and Venus as “brothers.” during a late night TV appearance. Tarpischev appeared on the Russian late-night show “Evening Urgant” alongside former WTA player Elena Dementieva last week. When Dementieva was asked what it was...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Williams and Halep victorious on Day 1 at the WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 20, 2014) SINGAPORE – With the top eight WTA players in the world taking center stage in Singapore at the WTA Finals, there’s no such thing as an easy match. But the tournament certainly started off with a bang as top seed and two-time defending champion Serena Williams took on Ana Ivanovic Monday night. The debut match of the tournament was greeted...
Via Tennis Panorama
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

IOC seeks explanation of Russian member's comments

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a ''full explanation'' of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women's tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Russian tennis chief Tarpischev banned after Serena & Venus "Williams' Brothers" crack

Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been suspended from the WTA Tour for one year after referring to Venus and Serena Williams as "the Williams brothers" on the Russian TV show "Evening Urgant." "Mr. Tarpischev's statements questioning their genders tarnish our great game and two of our champions. His derogatory remarks deserve to...
Via Bob's Blitz
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams Responds to Shamil Tarpishev Comments

  #457472450 / gettyimages.com (October 19, 2014) In her pre-tournament news conference at the WTA Finals in Singapore, Serena Williams responded to comments by Shamil Tarpishev, the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, who referred to Serena Williams and her sister Venus as the “Williams brothers.” “I think the WTA did a great job of taking initiative and taking immediate...
Via Tennis Panorama
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams: Russian official's comments were 'sexist,' 'racist'

SINGAPORE (AP) -- Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as ''brothers'' were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official. Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as ''brothers'' were bullying, sexist and racist. Shamil Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from tour involvement for a year for making the comments on Russian television. He also said the sisters were ''scary''...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Serena Williams, Caroline Wozniacki gal pal around before WTA Finals

Tennis star Serena Williams and gal pal Caroline Wozniacki stepped out together in Singapore before the WTA Finals begin on Monday. They attended the draw ceremony together. Williams enters the tournament seeded No. 1. Wozniacki is the No. 8 seed.  Williams posted a shot of the two of them on Instagram. The photo called attention to Williams’ revealing yellow dress. The caption...
Via Speleb
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WTA Fines and Suspends Shamil Tarpischev for Williams Sisters Comments

    #474083503 / gettyimages.com (October 17, 2014) Before this week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow, Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev during the taping of a Russian late-night television show called Evening Urgant, called Venus and Serena Williams “brothers.“ The WTA has come down on Tarpischev fining him the maximum allowed under the WTA tour rules, $25...
Via Tennis Panorama
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian tennis president fined $25K for derogatory Williams sisters comments

  Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA Tour and suspended from tour involvement for a year for questioning Serena and Venus Williams' gender in comments on Russian television. The WTA Tour said Friday that the $25,000 fine is the maximum allowed under tour rules and that it is seeking Tarpischev's removal as chairman of...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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