The younger sister of fellow great Venus Williams, who has won 23 major singles titles, has stated that she will transition away from the sport after the competition. Serena Williams’ stirring journey through the U.S. Open came to an end Friday night with a defeat to Australian Ajla Tomljanovi in the third round, potentially bringing an end to the legendary player’s illustrious career.
Serena Williams, a legendary tennis player, is ousted from the U.S. Open, perhaps bringing an end to her illustrious career.
The match was won by Tomljanovi, the No. 46-ranked player in the world, and the event, 7-5, 6-7, 6-1, at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center at 10:22 p.m.
Even as the third set of the match got underway, the man who 25 years prior had elevated tennis to a new level of accuracy and agility appeared to have lost ground against Tomljanovi’s long-armed forehand and two-handed shotgun backhand.
Williams, 29, was frequently dragged to each corner of the baseline until he saw a chance for a winner. Williams’ magnificent backhand overhead smash late in the match that caused Arthur Ashe Stadium to shout was the result of the two players going shot for shot.
However, Tomljanovi’s mental toughness triumphed over the master of mental toughness when it mattered most.
Up until Tomljanovi’s sixth match point, when Williams threw her return into the nett, the final game saw an even trade of advantages.
As Tina Turner’s “The Best” played, Williams waved to the audience and performed one last spin. Williams was reassured by court announcer Mary Joe Fernández that it was accurate.
Williams expressed gratitude to her parents and sister Venus, without whom Serena would not exist. “My parents set everything in motion. They are deserving of everything “She spoke.
Williams continued, “It’s been the most amazing voyage and adventure. “I just want to express my gratitude to everyone who has ever wished Serena luck.”
The victory felt “surreal” to Tomljanovi, who recalled seeing Williams play when she was a young girl.
“Since I adore Serena just as much as you people do, I’m genuinely sorry. And she has done amazing things for tennis and for me “To Fernández, she spoke.
Even after Williams defeated her in the second set, Tomljanovi claimed she kept her composure and played the match one game at a time.
Even at the very end, Tomljanovi stated, “I thought she’s in a pretty excellent position to win even when she’s down 5-1.” That’s just the way she is. She is the finest person ever. Period.”
Williams was questioned by Fernández about perhaps staying on the tour after noticing the championship final-caliber of the match, which included the last game’s gripping lead changes.
Williams responded, “I don’t think so. However, you never know.
Williams defeated the tournament’s No. 2 seed Anett Kontavei, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, on Wednesday night in the second round of play. If Williams’ singles career is over, that was her last triumph.
On Thursday, Serena and Venus Williams were disqualified from the doubles match.
After the U.S. Open after nearly a quarter-century of dominance, 40-year-old Serena Williams declared she would be “moving away from tennis.”
Williams departs the court with a trophy cabinet full of 23 major singles titles, including six U.S. Open victories, six Australian Open triumphs, three French Open triumphs, and eight Wimbledon victories, assuming this is actually her retirement from tennis.
On the same court where she announced her future greatness for the first time, Williams probably bid a fond farewell to big competitive tennis.
On September 11, 1999, she defeated Martina Hingis in the U.S. Open final, earning her maiden major victory.
Williams was beaten by very few opponents, but the legendary player claimed that motherhood and advancing age were unbeatable foes that influenced her decision to retire.
In an interview with Time magazine that was published hours before she took the bench on Monday, Williams said that “there gets to a point where women sometimes have to make different choices than men, if they want to have a family.” Just black and white, that’s all. Either you choose, or you don’t.
Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., according to Williams, was ecstatic to discover that her mother might leave the game.
Williams admitted to Time, “I kind of feel terrible about that.” And makes my heart anxious.
She continued, “When your flesh and blood is saying, Aw, it’s hard to fully commit.”
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