Ilie Nastase

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Serena Williams after her Australian Open triumph in Melbourne in January 2017. Photograph:   Scott Barbour/Getty Images

Serena Williams has issued a stirring call for black women to demand equal pay using a personal essay to highlight the financial disparity they suffer(...)

Former Romanian tennis ace Ilie Nastase has been banned from the Fed Cup and Davis Cup until 2019. Photograph: PA

Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has been banned from acting in an official capacity at all International Tennis Federation (ITF) team competitio(...)

  Ilie Nastase will not be invited to the Royal Box at the Wimbledon Championships 2017 following his behaviour at the Fed Cup. Photograph: PA

Former Romanian world number one Ilie Nastase called Wimbledon organisers “small-minded” after they announced he would not be invited to the royal Bo(...)

Ilie Nastase in  a Davis Cup tournament. “It disappoints me to know we live in a society where people like Ilie Nastase can make such racist comments,” said Serena Williams. “This world has come so far, but yet we have so much further to go.” Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Where have all the old “characters” gone from sport? You know. The sort of men who could smoke 20 fags, shag a Miss World, insult a racial minority, d(...)

 Romania’s Fed Cup team captain Ilie Nastase argues with an ITF official during the Fed Cup World Group II playoff tie against Britain in Constanta. Photograph: PA

Ilie Nastase again insisted on Tuesday that he has not made any racist remarks following a controversial weekend which could result in the Romanian lo(...)

Serena Williams has spoken about the Ilie Nastase controversy, writing on Instagram: “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.” Photograph: PA

American tennis player Serena Williams has accused Ilie Nastase of racially abusing her and her unborn baby as she made her first response to comments(...)

Great Britain head coach Anne Keothavong gestures towards Romania’s head coach Ilie Nastase during the FedCup Group II playoff match  in Constanta , Romania. Photograph: George Calin/Inquam Photos via Reuters

The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has launched an investigation into Romanian Fed Cup coach Ilie Nastase after allegations the former world n(...)

Austria’s Dominic Thiem signs autographs after winning his match with France’s Gaël Monfils. Photograph: Tony O’Brien/Reuters

For patrons missing their darlings, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, this final week of the tennis season in London has opened a window on the future a(...)

Andy Murray is through to the second round of the US Open after he saw off Australia’s Nick Kyrgios in straight sets at Flushing Meadows. Photograph: Afp

Andy Murray goes through, Nick Kyrgios goes down – but their hugely anticipated encounter on the second evening of the 2015 US Open, won in four don’t(...)