I did not say I agreed or disagreed with what he said — I wrote that I was appalled at what he said and the fact that he said it. His comment was uncalled for and only served the purpose of trying to inflame or irritate an outstanding athlete. To Williams’ credit, she responded gracefully without taking the bait. Whether or not she could rank high with men is irrelevant. I don’t know enough about tennis to rate the abilities of one tennis player over another; neither do I care. I dislike bait-danglers and trolls — McEnroe proved to be both. Williams is an exceptional athlete; she does not need to confirm or prove that by competing with men. She stands on her own.

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