Attack by tournament boss: Tennis star Williams cancels for Madrid

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The 81-year-old Ion Tiriac insulted the 39-year-old Serena Williams, who decided not to appear in Madrid at the end of April.

Attack by tournament boss: Tennis star Williams cancels for Madrid

Ion Tiriac 2018: “With all due respect: 36 years old, weighs 90 kilograms – I would also like to see something different for women.” The Romanian billionaire, ex-professional and trainer added in 2021: “At her age and with her weight it's not easy to move like it was fifteen years ago. ”No wonder Serena Williams won't put up with it:“ His comment is unqualified and sexist – and maybe he's an ignorant man. ”The American answered not for the Madrid Open at the end of April, as the only player from the top 40. The boss at the event in the Caja Magica: Ion Tiriac.

Williams, who is scheduled to return to the tour in Rome the week after, avoids Tiriac's temple. Especially the man who

39-year-olds was angry after the attack in January. Alexis Ohanian berated the 81-year-old on Twitter as a “racist and sexist clown. Nobody really cares what Ion Tiriac thinks. “That in turn made Tiriac's son Alexandru rumble back:” I read your tweet in disbelief and disgust. The name Tiriac has a 70-year tradition in the sports world. “

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