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John McEnroe Won't Apologize for Serena Williams Comments

John McEnroe Won't Apologize for Serena Williams Comments

John McEnroe made some controversial comments about Serena Williams and where she would rank if she was playing the men’s circuit… and now he says he won’t apologize.

The former tennis star said that Serena, who he admitted is the greatest female tennis player in the world, would only rank #700 if she was playing in the men’s league.

Serena took to Twitter to respond to the comments and she rightfully did not seem happy about what he said.

While appearing on CBS This Morning on Tuesday (June 27), John was asked why he made the comments.

“I respect Serena very much so,” John said. When asked if he would like to apologize though, he said “no.” He did admit that his comments were “not necessary,” but he did not think they’d create controversy.

“I don’t want anything to go wrong with Serena because she’s pregnant. I don’t want to upset her or whatever it was. She’s – I think she was doing a tongue-in-cheek as well,” he added. “I can’t even believe we’re talking about it.”

John McEnroe on controversial Serena Williams comments
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  • suzybel

    Kind of a moot point since she plays on the women’s tour. McEnroe just likes to stir the pot. He was and is a sh*t disturber and a loudmouth boor.

  • rosaryblue

    He is a disgrace and his comments are misogynist at best. He is just trying to stay relevant by bashing Serena – why does he have to make the point that she as the top female tennis player would be less good than 700 other men? What is even the point of that? And I’m guessing that Serena could beat McEnroe any day of the year in tennis. But that is besides the point. His anti-woman, derogatory and inflammatory comments should not be printed in the press, let him talk but we don’t have to listen.

  • Shell

    True He thinks he is superior but forgets that when all is said and done, Serena will be remembered as one of the greats but he will always be known as the cry baby who threw tantrums on the court because things didn’t go his own way.

  • ce2692

    He’s a true legend.

  • Gina

    Ironically, he’s wearing a women’s blouse in that video.