How Serena Williams ranks against the top-10 men of all time

11Ranked based on influence and achievements…

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In 2017, tennis legend John McEnroe stated that if Serena Williams was playing on the men’s tour she would rank somewhere around No. 700. This was immediately followed by backlash from tennis fans and the media, some saying that this ranking was too high, with most saying that it was too low.

Ranking Williams against the men would be absurd, based simply on the difference in power in the two games. What we can do, however, is put Serena’s career accomplishments and influences up against those of the best men to see where she ranks in terms of her legacy.

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