Former tennis star John McEnroe sparked a firestorm this weekend when he told NPR that Serena Williams would be ranked 700th if she played in the men’s circuit.
Williams waited little time to hit back with a blistering response of her own.
On Monday, Williams tweeted directly in response to McEnroe, demanding that he stops making such comments about her.
And she continued:
While McEnroe did praise Serena, the qualifier of the compliment along with a pointless hypothetical scenario appeared to grab Williams’ attention.
This was the full exchange, as transcribed by Luke Kerr-Dineen:
Garcia-Navarro: We’re talking about male players but there is of course wonderful female players. Let’s talk about Serena Williams. You say she is the best female player in the world in the book.