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Serena Williams’ husband condemns Ion Tiriac as ‘sexist clown’ for swipe over her age and weight

Billionaire former Olympian also draws fire from Williams’ fans for saying if tennis great ‘had a little decency, she would retire’

Serena Williams’ husband and fans have denounced billionaire Ion Tiriac’s “racist and sexist” suggestion that the superstar have the “decency” to step down from the sport due to her age and weight.

Tiriac, an 81-year-old former Olympic tennis player and director of the Madrid Open, made the widely-condemned comments during a recent interview on Romanian television, saying: “At this age and the weight she is now, she does not move as easily as she did 15 years ago … Serena was a sensational player. If she had a little decency, she would retire.”

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