Serena Williams retires
One of the Greatest Tennis Player of all time and Everyone’s favorite Serena Williams career came to an end after a third-round defeat at the US Open on this Friday. She was defeated by Australian player Ajla Tomljanović 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1. With this defeat Selena Williams career came to an end. The fans, who came from different part of the World to see Serena Williams on the court for the last time, stood up and bid her a final farewell. During the speech, even Serena could not hold back her tears.
She said on the event, “I thank every one individuals here who have been supporting me for such countless years, many years, in a real sense many years. Everything began with my parents. I am grateful to them. I think so.” They are tears of joy. My parents said that if there was no Venus, there would be no Serena. She is the only reason Serena Williams ever existed. It has been a fun journey. It’s the most incredible memory I’ve ever had in my life.
For a long time, questions were being raised about her career but the star athlete fought back with injuries and ongoing criticism. But just as every good thing ends one day in the end, in the same way, Serena also said goodbye to her career.
After all, why is Serena the all-time favorite?
- Serena retired from tennis after winning 92 matches at the Australian Open, 69 at the French Open, 98 at the prestigious Wimbledon and 108 at her home Grand Slam US Open.
- Serena has won four Olympic gold medals, including three women’s doubles titles, an all-time record shared with her sister Venus Williams.
- Serena Williams holds a record 23 Grand Slams. She is only one title behind for the most Grand Slam titles won in the history of women’s singles tennis. Margaret Court holds the record for winning 24 Grand Slams.
- Serena holds the record for being number one for the longest time. She was the No. 1 women’s singles player in the WTA rankings for 186 consecutive weeks.