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Serena is "powerful, independent black woman", says Lewis

SUPPORT: Lewis Hamilton

CHAMPION RACER Lewis Hamilton lent his voice to the Serena Williams / Ilie Nastase furore by speaking out in Russia, Nastase's home country.

Russian former tennis player Nastase was overheard last week saying Williams' unborn child with Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian may be the colour of "chocolate with milk".

Hamilton addressed the Russian Grand Prix in Sochi, by applauding Williams’ dignified Instagram post, which he shared with his own followers. The tennis ace used her post to tell fans she was disappointed at Nastase's racist comments. Hamilton went on to say to the Russian Grand Prix that the pregnant sports star was a “powerful, independent black woman”.

“I’m very much with her in what she said,” Hamilton continued.

“I thought it was beautiful... I just think she’s awesome. She’s not only one of the greatest people I know, but she’s just a born leader and so rather than react in a negative way, reading what she’s written just inspires me and hopefully inspires others.”

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