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McEnroe refuses to apologise to Williams over '700th ranking' comment

McEnroe refuses to apologise to Williams over '700th ranking' comment

She is one of the most successful and skilful in the history of the sport, overtaking Steffi Graf in 2017 when Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam.

Does anyone remember Serena appearing on the Letterman show and saying if she played Andy Murry she would be defeated 6-0,6-0 in about 15 minutes?

Asked why people had a problem with his comments, McEnroe said, "I don't know", but mentioned the Bobby Riggs match against Billie Jean King and one between Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova that first raised the idea of male-female tennis matchups.

"Why don't you combine ..."

Meanwhile, Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov, who now ranks 700 in the men's circuit, expressed that he hopes he would win against Williams.

Williams responded to McEnroe's comments with a pithy response on Twitter. Am I having a baby?

"I don't want anything to go wrong with Serena because she's pregnant, I don't want to upset her. She's - I think she was doing a tongue-in-cheek as well". "And I think that deep down we're talking about something - I can't even believe we're talking about it".

Serena Williams has no interest in John McEnroe's thoughts on what would happen if she tried to play on the men's tennis tour.

"If I were a man, I'd have been considered the greatest ever a long time ago", Williams said.

But Ms Williams nine-month hiatus hasn't shielded her from the incessant debate over where she would rank on a hypothetical list of "greatest athletes of our time".

Tennis legend John McEnroe has claimed that Serena Williams, who is the best player of her gender, would be ranked 700 in the men's circuit. And, in case he missed her point about female empowerment, maybe McEnroe can pick up a copy of Vanity Fair, which features the nude and pregnant Williams on the cover. Well, she surprised him with a paper bag filled with six positive pregnancy tests.

The 35-year-old tennis player is expecting her first child with fiance Alexis Ohanian but admitted she has done "nothing" to prepare for the impending new arrival and she can't believe how quickly time is passing.

"I've never heard John say anything absolutely stupid".

"I would hope that I would win against Serena. This is happening sooner than later, and it's going by so fast".


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