McEnroe: Williams would be ranked 'like 700' on men's tour

The seven-time major champion John Mcenroe speaking as part of a tour to promote his new book'But Seriously, said that while he has great respect for Serena Williams he would place the 23-time Grand Slam winner

When Williams played in and dominated, the US Open in 2012, McEnroe said he considered Williams to be "one of the all-time greatest athletes, period".

Serena Williams is not a fan of John McEnroe saying that she would be "like No. 700 in the world" on the men's circuit. We may never find out, but maybe we could one day see her take the court against McEnroe himself as the next best thing.

Garcia-Navarro: Far be it from me to question you, Mr. McEnroe.

So to put it in context, Serena Williams is the best female tennis player ever.

McEnroe said if Williams was on the men's tour, she would be "like 700 in the world".

Williams is now away from the WTA Tour as she's pregnant with her first child, and the men vs. women question is one that's been around tennis for quite some time. Williams is interested in the larger and more sweeping subject of female entrepreneurship because she understands that's where the battle has shifted.

The Washington Post recalled that Williams, who is now pregnant, was asked by David Letterman in 2013 about playing men's star Andy Murray.

It's impossible to say how Williams would stack up with the best in the men's game.

Yet, fellow tennis legend John McEnroe disagreed with this statement in a radio interview with NPR this weekend, stressing that he doesn't think Williams deserves the title without including the word "female".

Williams had admitted in the past that she'd probably lose to a male champion in ten minutes or less.

"I would hope that I would win against Serena", he added. So Andy, stop it.

"I was sort of lost but was open enough to experiment.so that I can find myself again, which isn't easy when you've peaked in your career at 26 years old. There's a strong case that she's the greatest American female athlete of all time, in any sport".

Serena has 23 singles Grand Slams and 14 more in doubles.

Maybe Serena wouldn't be Top 10 in the world on the men's side or even Top 100... but 700th?

Yes, men and women have different bodies.

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get an answer?

McEnroe's latest memoir, titled "But Seriously", is a follow-up to his first memoir called "You Cannot Be Serious", which hit bookshelves 15 years ago.

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