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Legendary Serena Williams retired; Tennis star broke into tears after her loss


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Tennis G.O.A.T (Greatest of All Times) Serena Williams bowed out if the Grand Slam US Open 2022. Serena had announced Retirement post US Open, and mentioned she was retiring from the sport.

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When greatest of the great retire, they leave an impact on the game. It happened with all the greats and that is why they are raised to the pedestal of Legends. In the Tennis World names like Rod Laver, Margaret Court, Arthur Ashe, Roger Federer and William Sisters. Yesterday when Serena Williams retired, it bought an end to an era that echoed ‘NEVER QUIT’. Women’s Tennis is incomplete without the mention of the legendary siblings. The sisters share 30 grand slams between them (Serena 23 and Venus 7).

US Open Loss saw the end of an epic era, Legendary Serena Williams retired after loss

Serena lost 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the Grand Slam of Women’s. Her emotional outburst after the match clearly revealed her attachment to what was her livelihood and source of popularity. She broke into tears and waved to the crowd after the match. Williams crashed out of the Grand Slam in the third round of the open. Retirement was evident as the player had faced criticism over her form and criticism. Just like all good things come to an end, Serena Williams retired after the match. Serena ruled the game and was the top ranked player for 186 consecutive weeks, a record in itself.

Williams Post Retirement Speech after US Open 2022

Serena Williams Outstanding Record in the Tennis World

Serena’s Resume is decorated with tennis accolades that can fill others with pride and envy both . Here are some of her accomplishments:

  1. 23 Grand Slam Titles (Only Margaret Court is ahead of her with 24 Titles)
  2. She won won 92 matches in Australian Open, 69 in French Open, 98 at the prestigious Wimbledon and 108 wins at her home Grand Slam US Open.
  3. Serena has won four Olympic gold medals, three in women’s doubles which is an all-time joint record shared with her sister Venus Williams.
  4. She won 73 Career titles. Even US Open, the tournament she crashed out from, she won 6 times.

With all these accomplishments, it is tough to fill those shoes.

Also read: Maria Sharapova Funny Moments with Djokovic

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