Serena Williams Would Rank 'No. 700' if She Played Against Men, Says John McEnroe

Tennis star Serena Williams is superb in defending herself on the tennis court, and it seems defending herself against sexist and racist banter off the court has become second nature.


Monday night, Williams, who is ranked No. 1 by the Women’s Tennis Association, and has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles and several Olympic gold medals, had to check former tennis pro John McEnroe on Twitter because in an interview he questioned her ability to defeat professional men’s tennis players.

“If she played the men’s circuit she’d be like 700 in the world,” McEnroe said.

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