"Serena was a sensational player," the owner of the Madrid Open told Romanian public channel TVR in a recent interview. "If she had a little decency, she would retire. At this age and the weight she is now, she does not move as easily as she did 15 years ago."
Ohanian, on his end, tweeted, "2021 and no holding back when a racist/sexist clown with a platform comes for my family."
2021 and no holding back when a racist/sexist clown with a platform comes for my family.
Back in 2018, Tiriac also commented on Williams' age and weight, saying, "With all due respect, 36 years old and 90 kilograms…I would like to see something else, I would like to see a player like Steffi Graf."
In a New York Times article, the 22-time grand slam champ reacted to his comment saying, "I always say people are entitled to their opinion. Clearly there’s more to women’s tennis than me. There’s a lot more, but I’ll have words with him, believe me, I’ll have words with him. It’s an ignorant comment, and it’s a sexist comment, and maybe he’s an ignorant man."