Serena Williams Pens Letter to Her Baby; Responds to Racist Comment by Tennis Legend

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Tennis star Serena Williams took to Instagram this week to share a tender letter she has to her soon-to-be born first child with fiance Alex Ohanian. It was a super sweet gesture from the 23-time Tennis Grand Slam champ.

The note, which accompanied a photo of herself in a bikini top and sarong, presumably from a beach babymoon she’s on with her beau, read:

My Dearest Baby,
You gave me the strength I didn’t know I had. You taught me the true meaning of serenity and peace. I can’t wait to meet you. I can’t wait for you to join the players box next year. But most importantly, I am so happy to share being number one in the world with you…. once again today. On @alexisohanian bday. 😉 from the world’s oldest number one to the world’s youngest number one. -Your Mommy


 


A day later, the mom-to-be left a message reacting to a mean, and arguably racist, remark by tennis legend Ilie Nastase who responded upon hearing the news that Williams and her white fiance are expecting, reacted during a news conference last Friday, by saying in his native Romanian  language, “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with milk?”

In her note, also posted on Instagram, Williams wrote:

“It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments towards myself and unborn child, and sexist comments against my peers,” Williams wrote in an Instagram post.

“I have said it once and I’ll say it again, this world has come so far but yet we have so much further to go….

“I am not afraid unlike you. You see, I am no coward. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? You may shoot me with your words … you may try to kill me with your hatefulness, but still like air, I rise.”

The last part is a quote form  Maya Angelou’s famous poem, “Still I Rise.”

✊🏿

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Smart and classy come back Serena. We would expect nothing less.

So Sports Bookies Are Already Taking Bets On Serena Williams’ Fetus, Really!

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Serena Williams has barely enjoyed a day of the world knowing that she is expecting her first child with fiance Reddit co-founder Alex Ohanian and the bookies are already in her taking bets on her little bambino.

 BetOnline.ag, one of the world’s online betting sportsbook site has folks gambling on things like the first letter of the baby’s first name, its gender, weight and whether the 23-time Tennis Grand Slam champ will have twins or triplets!


There is a term for betting on something tangentially related to a sports game, “propositional bet,” concerning an “occurrence or non-occurrence” not directly affecting a game’s outcome. Since Serena is actively training for any tournament, this is very very propositional.

When Beyonce performed during one of the Super Bowls, bookies took bets on whether she’d have a wardrobe malfunction and have one of her boobs exposed. Seriously. This is not a game. ha!

If you want to get in on the fun but with your own impending arrival or one of a family or friend, you can start an online pool using a site like Baby Bookie.

 

This isn’t new for pregnant celebrities either. When Kate Middleton was expecting her first child, her unknown due date kept the booking business popping then too.

People will bet on anything if they love to gamble!

[note: Speaking of which, if you or someone you knows suffers from gambling addiction, call  The National Council on Problem Gambling operates the National Problem Gambling Helpline Network at  1-800522-4700.]