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Serena seen as icon with Ali by fellow US tennis legends

Serena Williams deserves a place among the greatest icons in sport, according to fellow US tennis legends John McEnroe and Chris Evert

NEW YORK: Serena Williams ranks alongside such icons as Muhammad Ali among the greatest legends in sport, retired US tennis stars John McEnroe and Chris Evert said on Wednesday.

Speaking ahead of their ESPN commentary duties for the US Open that begins on Monday, Evert hailed 23-time Grand Slam champion Williams, who is likely to retire after this year’s Grand Slam showdown in New York.

“I would put her up there as far as the influence, the fact how she revolutionized the game and also how she’s influenced girls and women and people throughout the world,” Evert said.

“That’s how big of a star….

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