John McEnroe vs. Serena Williams: When Did The “Battle of the Sexes” Become So Humourless?

 

The po-faced commentariat have got their knickers in a twist over remarks John McEnroe made about his fellow tennis pro Serena Williams last week.

In an NPR interview, John McEnroe was quoted as saying that if Williams was to compete on the men’s circuit she would be ranked at 700 in the world, a steep drop from her current number one position in women’s tennis.

Immediately, McEnroe was accused of sexism and was absurdly asked on an NBC chat show to apologise for his comments. Read More…