He was suspended after he speculated about the skin color of the baby that Serena Williams is expecting.
MIKE DICKSON - EXCLUSIVE: Nastase, it turns out, has three lawyers fighting his suspension by the International Tennis Federation, including a human rights specialist.
Ilie Nastase said on Thursday he is fully cooperating with an International Tennis Federation investigation into his foul-mouthed comments and bad behaviour last month.
Madrid Open organizer and former tennis player Ion Tiriac says the WTA should apologize to friend Ilie Nastase for criticizing his presence at the tournament's trophy ceremony
The organisers of the Mutua Madrid Open have been criticised for inviting Ilie Nastase to Saturday's award ceremony. Nastase appeared on court after Simona Halep's win over Kristina Mladenovic.
May 14 (Reuters) - The head of women's tennis has condemned Madrid Open organisers for allowing controversial Romanian Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase to take part in the trophy presentation ceremony following Saturday's final.
Ilie Nastase is banned from attending the French Open
May 6 (Reuters) - Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be given accreditation for this year's French Open, organisers said on Saturday.
Ilie Nastase out, Maria Sharapova in: that seems the likely fate of tennis’s currently most controversial figures at Wimbledon this summer.
May 4 (Reuters) - Former Romanian world number one Ilie Nastase called Wimbledon organisers "small-minded" after they announced he would not be invited to the Royal Box at this year's championships.
What’s in the box? Not Ilie Nastase.
The All England Club indicated last week that it would block the two-time finalist's customary invitation to the Royal Box, and this was confirmed at the Wimbledon spring press conference.
Pro tip: If you want an invitation to the Royal Box at Wimbledon, don’t go around insulting prominent British tennis players and coaches plus a seven-time Wimbledon champion. The All England club will not be inviting Ilie Nastase to the Royal Box this year after his actions both before and during a Fed Cup match […]
LONDON, May 3 (Reuters) - Former Romanian tennis player Ilie Nastase will not be welcome at this year's Wimbledon championships and could be stopped at the gate if he tries to attend, organisers said on Wednesday.
Ilie Nastase is a vile human being, but for the sake of brevity, we’ll just call him a jerk this week.
Ilie Nastase made headlines over the weekend by first making racially insensitive comments about Serena Williams’s pregnancy and then disrupting a Fed Cup match. He’s now taken to Facebook to address those issues. First, the Williams comments. At a news conference Saturday, Nastase was heard to say, “Let’s see what color it has. Chocolate with […]
Tennis great Ilie Nastase was being investigated after making offensive comments about Serena William's unborn child.