Romania Fed Cup captain Ilie Nastase has appealed after being banned from official roles by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) until 2021.
The sanction followed his tirade at a Fed Cup tie in Bucharest in April.
He swore at an umpire, insulted British number one Johanna Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong and made a derogatory comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child.
Nastase, 70, was also fined $10,000 (£7,700).
As it stands, as well as being prevented from taking any official roles, he will not be accredited for ITF events until 2019.
An independent tribunal will be arranged to hear his appeal.
Grand Slam tournaments are not included within the sanction, nor the respective ATP or WTA Tours, as they lie outside the jurisdiction of the ITF.
The ITF adjudication panel said his comment about Serena Williams’ unborn child was racially insensitive, adding that he made advances of a “sexual nature” towards Keothavong.
Nastase said his comments were intended as a joke and had been misinterpreted.
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During the Fed Cup in April, Romanian player Simona Halep was answering a question in English about former world number one Williams and her pregnancy. Nastase then turned to one of his other team members and added in Romanian: “Let’s see what colour it has. Chocolate with milk?”
Speaking to BBC Sport earlier in the year, he defended his comment, saying: “For me, it’s not racial. Somebody in England thinks it is.”
Former world number one Nastase also put his arm tightly around Keothavong and asked for her room number, in earshot of the watching media.
The following day before play had even started, Nastase insulted a British journalist over their reporting of his comments about Williams, calling the Press Association’s tennis correspondent Eleanor Crooks “stupid”.
Later, after Konta and Keothavong complained of calling out from the crowd in the World Group II play-off tie in Constanta, Nastase was involved in a discussion with officials in which he used foul and abusive language.
He then called both Konta and Keothavong “a bitch” multiple times, as well as swearing at them.
Nastase, who won the US Open in 1972 and the French Open the following year, has said he would quit tennis if he was banned.
Britain’s Johanna Konta beat Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands to reach the third round at the Cincinnati Open.
World number seven Konta broke early on in the first to take the set 6-3 with a strong performance on her first serve.
Bertens, ranked 27th, broke Konta in the second but the Briton found three breaks of her own to win 6-3 6-3.
Konta will play either Alize Cornet of France or Slovakian Dominika Cibulkova next, while world number two Simona Halep beat Taylor Townsend 6-4 6-1.
Romanian Halep plays the winner of Anastasija Sevastova and Roberta Vinci in the third round before a possible meeting with Konta in the quarter-final.
Earlier in the day Wimbledon 2017 finalist and world number nine Venus Williams beat fellow American Alison Riske 6-2 6-0 to ease into the second round.
But this year’s French Open winner Jelena Ostapenko was beaten 6-4 6-4 by world number 85 Aleksandra Krunic of Serbia.
And world number 10 Agnieszka Radwanska also failed to progress beyond the first round after being knocked out by Germany’s Julia Goerges 6-4 6-4.
Del Potro through to second round
In the men’s event, Juan Martin del Potro fought back from a set down to beat Tomas Berdych and reach the second round.
The Argentine, ranked 30th in the world, beat the Czech 2-6 7-6 (7-1) 6-0 in one hour and 55 minutes.
He will face American world number 244 Mitchell Krueger in the next round.
Elsewhere, Nick Kyrgios of Australia beat Belgian ninth seed David Goffin 6-2 6-3 to set up a second-round tie against Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov.
And world number 10 Milos Raonic has withdrawn from the tournament with an injury to his left wrist.
The Canadian joins fellow top-10 players Andy Murray, Roger Federer, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic in missing the event, while 2016 US Open winner Stan Wawrinka and 12-time Grand Slam champion Novak Djokovic are out for the rest of the season.