Serena Williams said she will retire from tennis after the US Open in September

Serena Williams said she will retire from tennis after the US Open in September

Serena Williams, one of the greatest players in tennis history, said she will retire in the coming weeks after the US Open scheduled in New York from August 29 to September 11. Williams said this in an interview for the latest issue of Vogue and then through its social channels. “There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in another direction. That moment is always difficult when you love something so much. And Christ if I like tennis. But now the countdown has begun. I need to focus on my role as a mom, my spiritual goals and how to finally discover a different but equally exciting Serena. I will enjoy these next few weeks »she wrote on Instagram.

Williams will turn 41 on September 26th. With 23 Grand Slam titles and a total of 319 weeks leading the WTA world rankings, she has been the most successful and influential player in modern tennis. Her latest Grand Slam victory of hers dates back to the 2017 Australian Open, which she won while she was pregnant with her first child, Olympia, with her husband Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of Reddit.

For some time he has also started entrepreneurial activities parallel to his tennis career, including a private investment fund and the S by Serena clothing line. TO Vogue she said she never liked the word “retirement” and prefers to use the term “evolution” to describe her future choices: “I’m evolving away from tennis, towards other things that are important to me.”

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Written by Rebecca Bell

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