“Anyone you might come up with” – John McEnroe firmly argues that Serena Williams stands alongside the likes of Tom Brady and Michael Jordan

Serena Williams has announced her retirement from tennis. The Western and Southern Open will be her final Masters tournament. Though she didn’t give an exact date in her essay for Vogue, Serena is likely to retire after the 2022 US Open. She is widely regarded as the GOAT of tennis, and the last to agree with that view was none other than the legendary John McEnroe.

The seven-time Grand Slam champion reflected on how Serena deserves to be in the same conversation as Tom Brady and Michael Jordan in the sports world. serena is for me the greatest female athlete in the history of sport. I don’t care who you might come with. She is one of the greatest athletes, male or female.” McEnroe claimed.

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McEnroe pays tribute to Serena’s incredible career

While talking about Serena’s journey, McEnroe said, “She’s now positioned between Tom Brady, Michael Jordan and Steph Curry. Billie Jean King has obviously changed a lot of things for women’s sport, but she’s 40 years old, has done everything in tennis, has nothing to prove and sounds like she wants to have more children, great.”

Serena Williams has won more singles Grand Slam titles (23) than any other player in the Open Era. The legendary American has also won a record four Olympic gold medals in women’s singles and doubles.

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McEnroe took note of her incredible records, adding that Serena would have liked to sign off on winning more Grand Slam titles. He said, “She will be fine. We kinda expected this to happen but I think she wanted to win a few more (Grand Slam) and break the all time record and win a few after having her daughter. It doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that she’s the greatest of all time.”

Serena Williams versus Emma Raducanu in Cincinnati

The clash between Serena and Emma Raducanu gets interesting. Raducanu is a rising star in the tennis world while Serena is a seasoned veteran. The US Open champion will be determined to hone her skills ahead of the final Grand Slam event of the season. Therefore, Serena needs to be at the top of her game to emerge victorious.

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The double cincinnati The Masters champion will be looking forward to enjoying her final Masters tournament before taking the courts at Flushing Meadows for the final time of her pro career.

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