And one day it came. Serena Williamsafter playing a US Open historical (for her and all tennis lovers), lost in the third round at the hands of the Australian Alja Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7 (4) and 6-1 and hung up the racket.
In a meeting with many emotions in all corners of the Arthur Ashe, full of public, The former world number one and winner of 23 Grand Slam titles said goodbye to the sport that she made great for more than 20 years on the circuit.
Throughout his career, he managed to accumulate a record of 73 titles in singles and 23 in doubles (of which 14 are from Grand Slam with his sister Venus) plus four gold medals at the Olympics (three corresponding to doubles and one in singles). Without a doubt, an impressive number of trophies that positions her as one of the true GOATs, not only in tennis, but in the history of the sport.
Finally, when his match against Tomljanovic ended, The American declared at the foot of the pitch that “she wouldn’t be Serena without Venus” and thanked her entire family and her fans.