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Serena Williams Slams John McEnroe's Ranking Comments, Says 'Please Keep Me Out of Your Statements'

Serena Williams Slams John McEnroe's Ranking Comments, Says 'Please Keep Me Out of Your Statements'

Serena Williams is responding to John McEnroe‘s comments about her ranking in tennis.

The 35-year-old tennis player took to Twitter to fire back at at the former tennis player after he said that she would only rank “like 700 in the world” among male tennis players.

“Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based,” Serena tweeted.

John did say that he thinks Serena is the best female tennis player in the world, but thinks it would be a “different story” if she played in the men’s circuit.

“Best female player ever — no question,” John said. He added, “If she played the men’s circuit, she’d be, like, 700 in the world.”

Serena also tweeted, “I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”

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  • Sheila hudgens

    a disgraceful woman

  • Danae

    If my aunt had balls…

  • Cookie Monster

    Go Serena!

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    Sexist af!! Basically he said she’s okay for a woman!! Wow!! 2017 and folks still on some bull shyyyt

  • Raquelle Worthington

    Explain pease.🤔🤔🤔

  • MPA200

    I know it is a tough pill to swallow after watching Wonder Woman and some TV shows with 109lbls women throwing around 200lbs men like rag dolls, but reality is factual. The most atheletic woman is still only as good as the most inferior athleteic man.

    The last male pick in the NBA will always defeat the No.1 WNBA pick in a game of 101

    The male boxer with a 13-29 boxing record will always beat the undefeated champion female boxer of the same weight class.

    You can choose the red pill or the blue pill.

  • plez

    She should have ignored this. But I guess she bored.

  • FerCat

    I remember when Rousey claimed she could beat Mayweather then promptly got her ass handed to her by Holm.

  • MPA200

    It wasn’t Rousey it was those idiots like Dana White and Joe Rogan saying that shit. She just didn’t deny it.

  • EJC

    ” Basically he said she’s okay for a woman!”
    Compared to men she is.
    How was he sexist?
    Also, who posed the question in the first place?

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    he did!!

  • EJC

    “Basically he said she’s okay for a woman”
    1a. You are interpreting what he is saying instead of listening to what exact words.
    1b Explain how he is sexist if he is pointing out biological differences.
    No emotional outbursts please.

    2a. Do you understand the basic biological differences between men and women?
    2b. If you do, why having a problem with question 1?

  • http://www.soundcloud.com/cigo8179 eternalfratboy

    I understand the difference between men and women.. I am a man and comparing her to men is in itself disrespectful and misogynistic. I am not having an outburst. I am stating a fact… Men can’t expect to be compared to women? Why women are being compared to men – particularly in sports is a touchy subject.. I listened to him and understand what he is saying. You are misinterpreting my perception.. because we are two different people, with two different opinions. No harm no foul. I am not saying what you are perceiving to be fact, wrong.. nor do I care that Mr. McEnroe has this opinion. I am saying that my perception is that he said, she is a good player for a girl. Is that succinct enough for you, does that clarify everything? Good day, Sir. Oh, by the way I am a Black Man. That plays a part in this too!!! I will not respond back.

  • EJC

    “I am a man and comparing her to men is in itself disrespectful and misogynistic.”
    If you actuality listen to the interview, the FEMALE REPORTER initiated the male/female comparison.

    “I am stating a fact… Men can’t expect to be compared to women?”
    Correct, then why did the female reporter bring it up???

    “Why women are being compared to men – particularly in sports is a touchy subject..:
    Correct, then why did the female reporter bring it up???

    “I am saying that my perception is that he said, she is a good player for a girl.”
    Where did he insinuated that? Either he said it in so many words…or you are one of those easily triggered people that sees sexism/racism/facism in anything.

    “Oh, by the way I am a Black Man.”
    Oh by the way, I am a non white from South African Born during apartheid. The race card don’t work on me.

    “That plays a part in this too!!!”
    Race does not play in the Serena nontroversy as it never came up. Remember what I said earlier about “easily triggered people that sees sexism/racism/facism in anything.”
    You are doing it right now.

    “I will not respond back.”
    Typical triggered person response. Thanks for proving my point. Triggered people typically cannot have a straight debate with facts…incidentally you posted zero proof and but is running with your tail between your legs from a debate you know you will lose…
    A level headed person would have taken me on by now with logic and links to the facts.

    Don’t come back if you don’t have solid proof John was racist and insinuated that she was OK for a woman.