Serena Williams‘ decision to retire after the US Open will change women’s tennis starting at the end of the year. The American tennis star has seen several challenging years due to pregnancies and physical issues, but she still managed to win this year in 2022.
She made her comeback in doubles with Ons Jabeur on the Eastbourne lawn before playing her first singles match at Wimbledon after a year away, which resulted in a three-set loss. After 430 days of abstinence, the former world number one only achieved success in Toronto when she advanced past the first round of the Canadian WTA 1000.
Sister Williams made the decision to grant an exclusive interview to Vogue after her first match in the nation’s capital, during which she declared her intention to retire from tennis following the last Grand Slam event of the year. “It’s the most challenging thing I can think of.
I don’t want it to end, but I’m also ready for what comes next “She spoke to Vogue, according to her fan page. Not just the Vogue interview, but also the Instagram picture of the US champion making the official announcement, which used Vogue’s September cover image.
“There is a point in life when we must make the choice to turn around. When you love something so deeply, that time is never easy. Honestly, I adore tennis. But now the timer has started. I have to prioritize being a mother, achieving my spiritual objectives, and finding a new, exhilarating Serena.
I’m going to relish the upcoming weeks “On her profile, the former number one wrote.
On Serena Williams, Rusedski
Serena Williams is currently the best tennis player, male or female, without a doubt.
“You’ve got to look at the complexity of the game and the generation she’s gone through as well,” former British No. 1 Greg Rusedski told Sky Sports News. “She has the most majors in the Open Era. “Perhaps she doesn’t hold the record of 24, but her accomplishments and background helped her get where she is now.
There is no doubt. She is an all-around athlete. She is a big draw. While there have undoubtedly been other outstanding players around them, she has carried women’s tennis for the past 20 years alongside her sister Venus and is responsible for attracting tennis’ non-fans.
Even if you have no prior knowledge of tennis, you are probably familiar with Serena Williams. She is iconic, and her loss will leave our sport without a true, true icon.