I was appalled by McEnroe’s comment but, sadly, not shocked. Williams, however, handled him with the grace and strength of a true winner. Serena Williams is a cultural icon and a master in her sport, and she scares the hell out of men without competing with them. McEnroe, on the other hand, was and is a national embarrassment. Unfortunately, Ezinne, you are right, her superiority is clouded by her color and gender in this racist and sexist society.

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