Serena Williams Responds To Nasty Trolls Over Her Interracial Relationship

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Professional tennis champion Serena Williams (pictured right) has broken her silence regarding the negativity that was spewed over the internet from jealous social media users who disapprove of her interracial relationship.

The 35-year-old, 39-time Grand Slam winner reportedly started dating Reddit co-founder and executive chairman Alexis Ohanian (pictured left) in 2015. The couple became formally engaged in late 2016. Ohanian, 34, is the son of two European immigrants from Armenia. He has done very well for himself as a tech entrepreneur.

In April 2017, the engaged couple announced they were expecting their first child.

However, black people and white people in America voiced their disgust over Ohanian’s interracial relationship with Williams. Tennis coach and former world class tennis player Ilie Nastase was even suspended from his coaching job in professional tennis for using his social media account to post racist statements about Williams and Ohanian.

Recently, Williams did a one-on-one interview with Brittaney Trent, an anchor, and correspondent for Yahoo Sports. In her exclusive interview, which was published online Tuesday (July 18th), Williams actually spoke out about the negative backlash over her relationship on camera as opposed to posting about it on social media accounts.

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