Ladies and gentleman...the greatest athlete in the world. 🌎
When giving an interview on Sunday, tennis legend John McEnroe told NPR that Serena Williams is without question the greatest *female* tennis player in history. "Best female player ever — no question," he stated. But when pressed by reporter Lulu Garcia-Navarro on why he qualified the statement with "female," McEnroe replied,"Well because if she was in, if she played the men's circuit she'd be like 700 in the world." Not even 24 hours after this, @SerenaWilliams appeared on the August cover of Vanity Fair looking extremely pregnant, extremely nude and extremely unbothered. "V.F. cover star Serena Williams — world's best athlete (plus, mom and wife-to-be) — still has her eyes on the prize," Vanity Fair tweeted out Tuesday morning, in what could be a veiled dig at McEnroe's statements. The only thing she appears to be wearing for this Annie Leibovitz cover shoot is a belly chain and an earring. In the story accompanying this cover, Williams also got candid, talking about her first thoughts when she realized she was pregnant. "Oh my God, this can't be — I’ve got to play a tournament," Williams recalled. "How am I going to play the Australian Open? I had planned on winning Wimbledon this year." And that, ladies and gentleman, is the greatest athlete in the world for you.