‘Tears of joy’ on Serena Williams farewell

‘Tears of joy’ on Serena Williams farewell
‘Tears of joy’ on Serena Williams farewell

Serena Williams was defeated by Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA-46) in the third round of the US Open on Friday with 7-5, 6-7 (4/7) and 6-1. Afterwards, Williams said goodbye to her fans in tears. It may have been her last game.

The American, who will turn 41 on September 26, announced in early August that she will soon be leaving the competition behind, without clarifying when or where. But presumably the US Open was her last tournament. Asked if she might be postponing her retirement, Williams said, “No, but you never know for sure.”

After the match, Williams thanked her father, mother and her sister Venus. “There would be no Serena if there were no Venus,” said the tennis star. She extensively thanked her team that has stood behind her for decades. Williams started when she was 14 in 1995. ‘It started with my parents. They deserve everything. I am so grateful,” she said.

Williams has 23 Grand Slams to her name. Williams has won the US Open six times: in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013 and 2014. She has a total of 73 WTA titles to her name. Her (probably) last match lasted three hours and five minutes.

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in retrospect, Williams said she’s “ready to be a mom and discover another versions of Serena.” “Besides, I’m actually still super young in this world, so I’d like to have a life while I can still stand on both legs,” she added with a smile. The tennis star has a five-year-old daughter with Reddit founder Alexis Ohanian.

Record Revenue

The game set a visitor record on Friday at the US Open, the fourth and last grand slam tournament of the season, the organizers announced on Saturday. A number of celebrities were also among those in attendance. vogueeditor-in-chief Anna Wintour was spotted in the stands for the fourth time. She is good friends with Williams. Fashion designer Vera Wang, R&B singer Ciara, rapper Pusha T and filmmaker Spike Lee also cheered on the tennis legend.


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