Serena Williams fired back Monday at John McEnroe’s remark that she would only rank about 700th on the men’s tennis circuit.
McEnroe called 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, Williams ‘best female player ever – no question,’ in comments to National Public Radio aired Sunday.
But asked why she should not be considered the best of all time, McEnroe added: ‘If she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.’
Speaking on a tour to promote his new book ‘But Seriously,’ said he would place Williams ‘like 700 in the world’ on the ATP Tour.
On Monday, Williams responded in two Twitter posts.
Social media loved the clap back, praising Williams and pointing out how problematic it was for McEnroe to make those comments about her.