October 19, 2014 9:39 am -

[su_right_ad]The head of the Russian Tennis Federation had unkind remarks for the Williams sisters.

Shamil Tarpischev was also fined $25,000 for making the comments on Russian television. He also said the sisters were “scary” to look at.

“I think the WTA did a great job of taking (the) initiative and taking immediate action to his comments,” Williams said Sunday in Singapore ahead of her WTA Finals defense. “I thought they were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist at the same time. I thought they were in a way bullying. ”

Asked whether he regretted his comments, Tarpischev told The Associated Press on Saturday at the Kremlin Cup that the program on which he spoke was “a humorous show.” When asked about his ban, Tarpischev said: “I can’t comment. I don’t understand it.”[su_csky_ad]

D.B. Hirsch
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33 responses to Serena Williams Strikes Back At Russian Official Who Called Venus And Her ‘Brothers’

  1. Suzanne McFly October 19th, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Physically strong woman are intimidating to men who carry small equipment.

    • M D Reese October 19th, 2014 at 11:57 am

      Intelligent, independent women leave them apoplectic.

    • Reneé T. Armstead October 19th, 2014 at 4:59 pm

      Bwahahahahahaha! That is spot on Suzanne!

    • October 20th, 2014 at 8:43 am

      How come women can ‘slam’ men at every opportunity ,,, and every milestone that women take a man’s job is to be trumpeted and we are suppose to be Happy ! I like women who look like ‘women’ ,, not shaved Neanderthals !

      • OldLefty October 20th, 2014 at 9:01 am

        I think that is only in your head.

        • October 20th, 2014 at 9:09 am

          Oh, Really. Why don’t u read Suzy’s blurb. He has a difference of opinion and she is talking about his small penis ! I’d say that is a ‘slam’ ,,,

          • OldLefty October 20th, 2014 at 9:11 am


            Have you never seen the converse aimed at women?

            First thing that comes to mind..

            williamwalker Kara Connor • an hour ago

            “Skank, post a photo of your assho[e, it must be less hideous than you face.”

          • Suzanne McFly October 20th, 2014 at 10:06 am

            It is only a slam if you have a small penis….oh wait, sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt your “feelings”, go talk to your rubber girlfriend and tell her how bad and mean I am, she will help you stroke your problems away.

      • Suzanne McFly October 20th, 2014 at 10:04 am

        I like men who have broad chests, big arms and tight asses, but I am guessing you look more like a lumpy bag of potatoes, not everyone is our dream lover, get over it.

        • October 20th, 2014 at 7:01 pm

          Yea, and I bet U are a Spikey Headed Carpet Muncher ,,, that is pretty Obvious !!!
          I doubt if U have ever even seen a penis !! Cept the ones U wash at the Nursing Home !

          • Suzanne McFly October 20th, 2014 at 7:21 pm

            Bye Geraldo, you are embarrassing yourself. Turn off the computer and get out of mommies basement, time to get ready to beddy bye time. You have school early and you need to be bright eyed and bushy tailed, you have a lot of work ahead of you.

          • October 20th, 2014 at 7:39 pm

            I bet Serena would let U go down on her ,,, but I think U would be in for a Surprise and might gag !

          • October 20th, 2014 at 7:41 pm

            This is U isn’t it !! Cute ,,,,

  2. StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 10:40 am

    I’m old enough to remember when the former Soviet Union tried to pass people like this off as “female” during the Olympics back in the 60’s..

    • Rusty Shackleford October 19th, 2014 at 10:47 am

      Except you posted a German athlete from the 30s.

      • StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 11:04 am

        Thats what I get for trying to be silly..
        I had second thoughts about posting that..
        I should have listened to them…:)

    • VAHAWK October 19th, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      If i had to bet, I’d say that BOTH Williams, “sisters” were born as males.

      • StoneyCurtisll October 19th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

        You might want to rethink your “guess”..

      • whatthe46 October 19th, 2014 at 6:04 pm

        you’re quite the ignorant one. but you already knew that.

        • fahvel October 20th, 2014 at 4:17 am

          it’s not just ignorant – it’s gutless evil and wiping a floor with his face would be amusing.

      • October 20th, 2014 at 8:34 am

        U got that right !! I thought that Shaq had triplet bros and they put skirts on two of them. Has anyone ever really checked their chromes ??

  3. EK October 19th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I would understand that comment coming from a 20 year old but a middle aged man? Wow, it still amazes me some people make it through adulthood and never grow up.

    But they do say opinions are like @-holes…. everyone has one and is entitled to it… I guess.

  4. VAHAWK October 19th, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    LOL. Sometimes the TRUTH hurts. They were born males. It’s OBVIOUS. It’s been one heck of a scam by Richard Williams.

    • Maddie October 19th, 2014 at 1:31 pm

      You are a serious moron!

    • Carla Akins October 19th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

      I had hoped you were just a troll but unfortunately you’re a real person with a linked account that speaks volumes about the kind of person you are. I an going to remove your tactless comment. If you wish to continue to comment here, either play nice or provide supporting documentation.

  5. Jori October 19th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    When a woman is that strong (physically), athletic and powerful as the william sisters are, men get intimidated, especially when a woman are more intelligent.

    • Rigel October 20th, 2014 at 3:43 am

      Congratulations! You’ve lumped all men into the same category as Tarpischev. Was this your intention?

      • Jori November 3rd, 2014 at 12:34 pm

        Excuse me i meant to say “Some” men get intimidated…

  6. Corey October 19th, 2014 at 11:43 pm

    I can understand sexist and insensitive, but racist? The man mentioned nothing of race/color/heritage….nothing. I guess claiming the “Racist!” card is in full effect here when there’s nothing to back it up.

    • Rigel October 20th, 2014 at 3:54 am

      I’ve followed women’s tennis since 1997, and unfortunately, anything anyone says about the Williams that’s not full of glowing praise is considered racist. Tarpischev definitely deserved what he got, but Serena’s comments don’t make me feel much sympathy for her.

    • devorahf October 20th, 2014 at 10:23 am

      “Scary” is a word used to describe black people, especially in Europe, that isn’t very nice. “Spook” is the more common word used in the US, but obviously it’s antiquated. It was, they believe, code. Venus and Maria have practically the same body so I don’t know where this guy guy gets off as a promoter of women’s tennis bashing women for looking athletic. It’s a crock.

  7. Rigel October 20th, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Hello Liberaland. You have ads for the Republican party on your site. Can you explain this?

    • OldLefty October 20th, 2014 at 9:01 am

      ads for the Republican party are on EVERY site.

      Why not take their money?