The International Tennis Federation (ITF) today confirmed that it has launched an investigation into Romania's Fed Cup captain, 70-year-old Ilie Nastase, after the former U.S. and French Open singles champion made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams' unborn child, among other inappropriate comments.
At a press conference on Friday, Nastase speculated about the skin colour of Williams' unborn child, saying; “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”
In a statement, the International Tennis Federation said: "The ITF does not tolerate discriminatory and offensive language and behavior of any kind. We are aware of alleged comments made by Romanian captain Ilie Nastase and have begun an immediate investigation so that we have the full facts of the situation before taking further and appropriate action."
Serena, who is presently engaged to Reddit co-founder, Alex Ohanian (a white man), has also now responded.