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Serena Williams fires back at John McEnroe's sexist comments

HITTING BACK: Serena Williams and John McEnroe

SERENA WILLIAMS has fired back via Twitter on Monday after John McEnroe said that if she played on the men's circuit, she'd be "like No. 700 in the world."

In an interview with NPR, McEnroe said Williams has earned the designation as the greatest woman to play tennis, but he wouldn't put her in the category of greatest to ever play tennis.

"That doesn't mean I don't think Serena is an incredible player. I do, but the reality of what would happen on a given day is Serena could beat some players, I believe, because she is so incredibly strong mentally," McEnroe said.

"But if she had to just play the circuit -- the men's circuit -- that would be an entirely different story."

McEnroe went on to say that maybe at some point a female tennis player could be better than anybody.

"I just haven't seen it in any other sport, and I haven't seen it in tennis. I suppose anything's possible at some stage," he said.

Fun fact: Serena has 23 singles Grand Slams and 14 more in doubles. Roger Federer, by comparison, has 18 singles Slams and none in doubles.

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