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Updated on: Jun 26, 2017

Tennis Legend John McEnroe’s Sexist Comment on Serena Williams: She would rank ‘like 700’ in Men's Tennis Circuit

The Tennis legend John McEnroe ranked Serena Williams "700th" in the Men's Tennis circuit.

In his recent interview, McEnroe mentioned Serena as the greatest women tennis player of the world but simultaneously, he also added that if she was to play in men's circuit, she'd be on like 700th ranked.

Tennis Legend John McEnroe’s Sexist Comment on Serena Williams: She would rank ‘like 700’ in Men's Tennis Circuit

During his interview on 25th June with NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro, John McEnroe said Serena Williams couldn't stand a chance if she competed with the men.

The American tennis legend John McEnroe with Serena Williams

The American tennis legend John McEnroe with Serena Williams

Soon after he commented he'd rank her "700th", McEnroe commented:

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.

Later on, McEnroe went on to say at some point a women's tennis player can be better than anybody but currently, it's an entirely different matter.

After the interview, Lulu Garcia raised a strong question on his opinion through tweets

Serena Williams' Engagement to the Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

The 35-year-old tennis star Serena Williams is preparing for her marriage with her fiance Alexis Ohanian, an American internet entrepreneur, activist, and author and the co-founder of social news website Reddit. The American tennis star and the Reddit co-founder Alexis got engaged on December 29, 2016.

Serena Williams got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Serena Williams got engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian

Source: essence.com

The couple reached the decision of engagement after spending 15 months together, they were dating since late 2015. Now, she has been engaged for about six months and probably going to tie the knot pretty soon.


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