Serena Williams' US Open farewell sparks reactions and tributes on Twitter

The Serena Williams period has come to an finish — a minimal of for now.

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion performed what’s predicted to be her ultimate expert tennis match on Friday on the US Open. She misplaced inside the third spherical in opposition to Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 in an exhilarating affair. Williams staved off 5 match factors earlier than finally shedding and acquired a becoming ovation from the gang on the prime

In August, Williams introduced in a fundamental-particular person essay for Vogue journal that her tennis profession was winding down, saying this 12 months’s US Open would most seemingly be her ultimate match. inside the piece, she spoke about her want to develop her household as a purpose for her “evolution.” Williams was visibly emotional all through her postmatch interview.

“it has been a nice journey”, Williams said. “it has been most seemingly the most unbelievable journey and journey I’ve ever been on.”

When requested if she would rethink her “evolution,” Williams responded, “i do not suppose so however you by no means know.”

If Friday’s match was certainly Williams’ final match, she ends her tennis profession as one among many sport’s all-time greats. Her aforementioned 23 Grand Slam titles are most seemingly the most by any participant inside the Open period (since 1968) and she or he trails solely Margaret court docket (24) for lots of all time. Williams’ on-court docket dominance has impressed the subsequent period of stars in women’s tennis, collectively with 18-12 months-outdated phenom Coco Gauff.

With Williams’ seemingly ultimate match inside the books, a quantity of gamers congratulated her on a surefire hall of Fame profession.

completely different stars like Kansas metropolis Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Memphis Grizzlies level guard Ja Morant and extra additionally gave Williams her flowers on social media.


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