has slammed Russian Tennis Federation president, Shamil Tarpischev, for making "extremely sexist, racist and bullying" remarks on her and her sister . On Sunday, October 19 at a press conference for WTA Finals in Singapore, Serena responds to Shamil's comments, "I think the WTA did a great job of taking initiative and taking immediate action to his comments."
"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," she added, "I've done the best that I can do, and that's all I can say. So I just wasn't very happy with his comments. I think a lot of people weren't happy as well... But the WTA and the USTA did a wonderful job of making sure that - in this day of age, 2014, for someone with his power, it's really unacceptable to make such bullying remarks."