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Serena Williams claps back at John McEnroe’s sexist statement

Serena Williams (Photo source: [email protected])

The greatest female tennis player of all time is also undoubtedly one of the most disrespected and disparaged superstars.

At regular intervals, some bigot or sexist or Serena Williams-hater feels the urge to disparage her career accomplishments — never minding the fact she is the all-time professional tennis leader in Grand Slam wins.

John McEnroe, who has made a second career out of slamming one of the Williams sisters, is at it again.

During an interview with NPR, McEnroe tried to knock Serena down a few notches by saying she’d have no chance against men players.

McEnroe said Serena wouldn’t even be a top 700 player in the world, according to Rolling Stone:

“Well, because if she was in, if she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world,” McEnroe said.

“That doesn’t mean I don’t think Serena is an incredible player,” he continued. “I do, but the reality of what would happen would be I think something that perhaps it’d be a little higher, perhaps it’d be a little lower. And on a given day, Serena could beat some players. I believe because she’s so incredibly strong mentally that she could overcome some situations where players would choke ’cause she’s been in it so many times, so many situations at Wimbledon, The U.S. Open, etc. But if she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.”

McEnroe, a former tennis star who will never be in the conversation as the greatest male tennis player ever, tried to mop up his statement about Serena by saying Serena is the “best female player ever ― no question.”

Fortunately, Serena knows how to return a nasty serve with a graceful backhand.

Serena, who’s in the middle of a self-imposed moratorium from tennis as she prepares for the arrival of her first baby, wrote on Twitter on Monday:

Williams, 35, has said she has every intention of returning to professional tennis next year.


  1. Guest on June 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    What did he say wrong or disrespectful? Serena must be in he feelings due to the pregnancy lol

  2. britishrose on June 27, 2017 at 5:03 pm

    you shouldnt question the world greatest no body , thats like kobe saying micheal jorden was a descent player!! or tyson saying hes betta than muhamad ali gtfo he need to shut up he was the angriest ugliest play of them all , and his skills were questioned . serene is know by the world as the greatest case closed

  3. Mason Youngblood on June 27, 2017 at 10:53 pm

    Another honky who don’t know what tf he is talking about when it comes to ‘us’.

  4. Carrey Perea on June 28, 2017 at 6:45 am

    the comparison is unfair and irrelevant as men are not women and women are not men…

  5. Ginny21 on June 28, 2017 at 3:58 pm

    If Serena ever played against John McEnroe, she would kick his butt. Enough said!

  6. who are you kidding on July 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    I know this “outrage” of telling the truth is horrible, but at least get someone who knows the sports to write about it. First, it’s Major wins, not Grand Slam wins. Second, McEnroe has long been considered one of the greatest male players ever so any assertion otherwise is simply ignorant.

    I’d love to be disparaged as much as poor Serena, being called the best in my field, ever. How mortifying!

  7. Denise Buckner on July 19, 2017 at 10:08 am

    McEnroe been an old PHAG as long as I can remember . HE means nothing he is nothing .it’s in the bible they know they are nothing so they SPEW nothing . His kind are monkeys needing 2 be thrown @

  8. Denise Buckner on July 19, 2017 at 10:10 am


  9. Denise Buckner on July 19, 2017 at 10:11 am

    He is a spoiled fag and he knows it. a thirsty bitch !!! He makes me Ass twitch