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Russian tennis official takes more heat for 'Williams brothers' remark
Russian tennis official takes more heat for 'Williams brothers' remark

A top Russian tennis official who mocked Serena and Venus Williams by referring to them as the "Williams brothers" now faces potential sanctions from the International Olympic Committee. While appearing on a television talk show in his country, Shamil Tarpischev, president of the Russian tennis federation, also said that Venus and Serena Williams look "scary." "While my intention was to make a small joke, I realize now that what I said was inappropriate in any context," Tarpischev wrote in an open letter posted on Friday. Tarpischev is also an IOC member and, on Monday, the Associated Press reported that Olympic officials want him to provide a "full...

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