John McEnroe Declines Chance to Apologize to Serena Williams

Serena Williams Poses Naked and Hits Back at John McEnroe’s Insults

Meanwhile, Russian tennis player Dmitry Tursunov, who now ranks 700 in the men's circuit, expressed that he hopes he would win against Williams.

Many critics believe that John might have made his remarks simply because he's promoting his new book, 'But Seriously.' This might be his way of making headlines and bringing a little attention to his book at the same time, too.

McEnroe refused Tuesday when asked on CBS television if he should apologize.

"This is not something that has been earth shattering, that I feel there's a difference in the level of the women and the men", he said.

"I don't think my story is over yet", she told the magazine.

"Then the lady said to me, I don't remember which one, but she said, "why did you say woman, why don't you just say the greatest, you know, tennis player that ever lived" and so then I felt the need, however unfortunately probably, to defend myself".

"I think it sort of belittles what women do on the tennis court", she says before asking McEnroe where he would rank himself. I thought I can beat her.

Serena Williams Poses Naked and Hits Back at John McEnroe’s Insults
Serena Williams Bares Her Baby Bump Like Demi Moore

In a follow-up tweet, she added: "I've never played anyone ranked "there" nor do I have time".

Along with the striking cover image, which harks back to actress Demi Moore's naked pregnancy shot on the cover of the fashion tome taken by Leibovitz in 1991, Williams spoke of her shock at expecting a baby with tech whizz Ohanian.

Does anyone remember Serena appearing on the Letterman show and saying if she played Andy Murry she would be defeated 6-0,6-0 in about 15 minutes? "I didn't realize it would create something like this".

Serena also said in her interview that she's waiting to find out the baby's gender, but she invites all her fans to a guessing game. I've said this 1,000 times. McEnroe explained, "I think she's absolutely tremendous", but he stands by his original statement. That's part of the frustration that I'm having that people keep talking about it, because it doesn't seem like we hear about it in other sports.

Amusingly enough, Williams herself once said that women can't really compete against men.

Williams has won the most grand slam singles titles in the professional era, five more than Swiss Roger Federer, the most prolific victor in the men's game.

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