McEnroe: Yeah. That doesn't mean I don't think Serena is an incredible player.
Although Williams might be the most successful tennis player ever, McEnroe clearly sees a wide disparity between the men's and women's circuits. Williams has won almost 87 percent of her matches on the singles tour, and when her accomplishments in doubles are added in she has 95 tournament titles to her credit.
Serena shared an epic response on Twitter, stating her respect for John but adding, "I've never played anyone ranked "there" nor do I have time. If you would have told me a year ago in October or November that I would have a baby, not be pregnant but have a baby, I would have thought you were the biggest liar in the world", Williams told Vanity Fair in a cover story for its August issue.
She has dominated women's tennis, sitting atop the WTA world rankings for more than 300 weeks.
On Tuesday, McEnroe was asked on "CBS This Morning" if he wanted to apologize and said "no".
McEnroe asserted that that Williams' mental toughness would be one of the things that she would be having her way on the men's tour. 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.More news: Uber CEO could have to take a leave of absence
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'Shouldn't you look at exception performances and wins?
Williams admits to Vanity Fair that she isn't totally ready to be a mom quite yet. I just haven't seen it in any other sport, and I haven't seen it in tennis.
'If I were to to play Andy Murray, I would lose 6-0, 6-0 in five to six minutes, maybe ten minutes. The men are a lot faster and they serve harder, they hit harder, it's just a different game.
For her part, Williams doesn't appear to be too bothered by McEnroe's backhand remarks. I only want to play girls, because I don't want to be embarrassed'.
Tennis champion Serena Williams may be expecting her first child, but she is already planning her return to the court.
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