Serena Williams Announces Her Retirement From Tennis  

Serena Williams Announces Her Retirement From Tennis

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Only one of tennis’ finest players ever! Williams was born in Saginaw, Michigan, on September 26, 1981. Soon after, her family relocated to Compton, California. Williams was raised there with four older sisters.

Serena williams announces her retirement

Never one to leave softly, Serena Williams refused to let this match, her trip to the U.S. Open, or her extraordinary career completely, truly end.

Williams tried to create one last great comeback and achieve one last vintage triumph with spectators on their feet in a packed Arthur Ashe Stadium and cellphone cameras poised, right down to what were, barring a change of heart, the closing minutes of her quarter-century of excellence on the tennis court.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner saved five match points to extend the almost three-hour match, but she was unable to save any more and was defeated by Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 on Friday night in what is likely to be her final encounter.

“I’ve experienced defeat before. I truly don’t give up, “added Williams. “I’ve never given up in my professional life. I persevere during games. There was no way I was giving up tonight.”

she announces her retirement from tennis recently that she is ready to begin “evolving” away from her playing days and that she dislikes the word “retirement.” Although she purposefully avoided saying whether this appearance at Flushing Meadows would be her final performance, everyone assumed it would be. She will turn 41 this month.
After one final shot found the back of the net, Williams stated with tears running down her cheeks, “It’s been the most unbelievable ride and journey I’ve ever been on in my life.” “I’m extremely appreciative of everyone who has ever wished Serena luck in their lives,” she remarked.
Williams was asked if she might think twice about leaving during a courtside interview, to which she responded, “I don’t think so, but you never know.”

Williams remarked, “I always did adore Australia,” when asked about the subject at her post-match news conference a little while later. Australia will host the following Grand Slam competition in January.

At the hard-court tournament where she won half a dozen of her titles, Williams gave her fans a thrill-a-minute throwback experience with two singles victory this week, including one over the No. 2 player in the world, Anett Kontaveit, on Wednesday.
The first occurred when Williams was a teenager in 1999 in New York. She is now married and a mother; on Thursday, Olympia became 5 years old.

I’m ready to be a mom and explore a different version of Serena, she said, adding, “Clearly, I’m still competent. I want to live a little while I’m still walking since, technically, in the world, I’m still quite young.

Williams struggled against Tomljanovic, a 29-year-old Australian who is ranked 46th, on Friday despite having 23,859 of her closest friends shouting raucously.

Williams lost sets when she had leads, including the last set where she had a 1-0 lead before losing the final six games.

Tomljanovic grew up watching Williams play on television and is an unashamed Williams devotee.

Tomljanovic, who has never advanced past the quarterfinals at any major, said, “I’m feeling extremely guilty, just because I adore Serena just as much as you guys do. And what she’s done for me, for the sport of tennis, is wonderful.” “For me, this is a strange time.”

Then Tomljanovic said, to laughter: “I merely believed that she would defeat me. It’s Serena. She is the best of all time because it is who she is. Period.”

Williams responded, “I’m absolutely probably going to be karaoke-ing,” when asked what she planned to do on the first day of the rest of her life on Saturday. She also said she would rest and spend time with Olympia.

Although not flawless, her performance with her racket on Friday shown tenacity and featured some fantastic serving.

Williams’ feet became twisted at one point in the second set, causing her to fall to the ground and drop her racket. She had 51 unforced mistakes in total, 21 more than Tomljanovic.

Williams allowed the first set to end with a 5-3 deficit. Similar mistakes were made in the second set, as she surrendered leads of 4-0 and 5-2 and needed five set points to finally win. Williams smashed a 117 mph ace, blasted a forehand winner to cap a 20-stroke exchange, and then saw Tomljanovic push a forehand long in the tiebreaker from 4-all, which meant she was three points from losing.

Williams seemed to have the momentum. But she was unable to achieve the kind of victory where she would never concede defeat, as she had done so frequently over the years.