Pregnant tennis star, Serena Williams, has come out to defend herself following comments by John McEncroe that she’d struggle if she played on the men’s circuit.
McEncroe said: “If she played the men’s circuit, she’d be like 700 in the world,” according to an interview by American radio station, NPR.
“If she had to just play the men’s circuit, it would be an entirely different story,” the seven-time Grand Slam winner added.
The comments prompted Williams who took to her social media account to offer her response, demanding respect from the 58-year-old former world number one.
“Dear John, I adore and respect you, but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based,” Williams tweeted via her official Twitter account.
“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,” she added.
Meanwhile, the world number three women’s player, Serena Williams, has posed nude on the cover of magazine, Vanity Fair, expected to be out on sale from July 7, according to a BBC report.
Appearing on Vanity Fair as their cover star, the 23-time Grand Slam winner who revealed how she found out she was pregnant, and details about her relationship with Ohanian, bared it all on the cover of the magazine.
Williams, 35, who has been out of competitive tennis since winning the Australian Open in January, is expecting her first child with partner and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian.