Nastase says he is cooperating with ITF probe over comments


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Published 7:32 a.m. ET May 18, 2017 | Updated 1 minute ago

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Serena Williams took to Instagram to respond to Ilie Nastase’s remarks about her unborn child.
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BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Ilie Nastase said Thursday he is fully cooperating with an International Tennis Federation investigation into his foul-mouthed comments and bad behavior last month.

The ITF provisionally suspended the former tennis great after he speculated about the skin color of the baby that Serena Williams is expecting and for outbursts during a Fed Cup match between Romania and Britain.

Nastase said he had responded to accusations made by the ITF and written to apologize to “people who may have been affected or upset” and for “the way they were interpreted.” He said he never intended to “affect anyone’s well-being.”

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