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Serena Williams Hits Out Hard On McEnroe On His Sexist Comments

Hitting back to the sexist comments, American tennis player Serena Williams responded back to John McEnroe, former tennis player, at the launch of his new memoir ‘But Seriously’ saying that she has no time to play ‘there’ and avoid taking her name in statements that are factually wrong.

The controversy started when McEnroe was questioned on the 23 singles Grand Slam champion as to why he does not call Serena Williams the best player instead of the women’s best player. The seven-time major champion said that she would be ranked 700 in men’s circuit. Adding further, he said that Serena Williams is an incredible tennis player; it would be a completely different story if she had to just play the men’s circuit.

Giving her a rank of 700, McEnroe said, “That doesn’t mean I don’t think Serena is an incredible player. I do, but the reality of what would happen on a given day is Serena could beat some players, I believe because she is so incredibly strong mentally.”

“But if she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.”

Williams took to Twitter to reply to McEnroe’s remarks, asking for respect and privacy. In two tweets on Tuesday, she wrote, “Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based. I’ve never played anyone ranked “there” nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”

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