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Tennis Chief Apologizes For Calling Serena & Venus “The Williams Brothers”

It wasn’t a verbal apology, it was written and there is no way to know if he really meant it, but here is what Serena had to say about it. Serena Williams says she has received a written apology from Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpischev for offensive comments in which he called her and sister Venus the “Williams brothers.” At the WTA Finals on Thursday, Williams said, ...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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Serena bounces back to best at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Serena Williams awoke on Thursday dreading playing tennis. By the end of the day, her doubts were defeated and she was still in the running for a third straight WTA Finals crown. Following the worst beating of her professional career on Wednesday, when she won only two games against Simona Halep, it took hours of cajoling and encouragement from coach Patrick Mouratoglou...
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Serena Williams Receives Written Apology from Russia’s Tennis Chief

(October 23, 2014) Serena Williams told media in Singapore at the WTA finals on Thursday that she has received a written apology from Russian Tennis President Shamil Tarpischev. During her post-match news conference after dismantling Eugenie Bouchard 6-1, 6-1 said: “Yes, I have received ‑‑ he has reached out to apologize to both myself and my sister.” “It was written. No...
Via Tennis Panorama
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Halep hammers Williams at WTA Finals

By Stephanie Neppl (October 22, 2014) SINGAPORE – The 2014 WTA Finals were thrown a curve ball on Wednesday afternoon when Simona Halep took on world No. 1 Serena Williams. Halep had never beaten the four-time WTA Finals champion but on Wednesday she would not only get her first win, but she handed Williams one of the worst losses of her career. Halep won the first eight games...
Via Tennis Panorama
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Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

SINGAPORE (AP) Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in a WTA Tour or grand slam match was in 1998 when she was just 16. Halep had never before beaten a top-three ranked opponent and in her previous...
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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
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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
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Serena Williams Responds to Shamil Tarpishev Comments

  #457472450 / (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
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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
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WTA Fines and Suspends Shamil Tarpischev for Williams Sisters Comments

    #474083503 / (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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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