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World Tennis champion Serena Williams retires after winning 73 titles in 27 years, bids farewell at US Open

Following her withdrawal from the 2022 US Open after losing to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in a match that lasted more than three hours and finished with scores of 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1, world tennis champion Serena Williams announced her retirement from competitive tennis.

Serena Williams, who is 40 years old, has won the most Grand Slam competitions worldwide. In the course of her 27-year career as an active tennis player, she has won a total of 23 Grand Slam titles, beginning at the age of 17 when she won her first one.

In an emotional farewell message at the 2022 US Open, Serena Williams described her journey ever she became professional in 1995 as a fun ride. “It’s been a fun ride. It’s been the most incredible ride and journey I’ve ever been on, I mean, in my life,” Williams said.

In 27 years, she had amassed a remarkable total of 73 victories, including 23 Grand Slams. According to Wikipedia, she owns a number of records, including the seven women’s singles titles she has won at the Australian Open, the 367 women’s singles matches she has won at major tournaments, and the ten singles majors she has won since turning 30.

In a tear-filled interview, Serena Williams praised her parents for coaching her and her sister and expressed her gratitude for them because they were the ones who got everything started. She also acknowledged Venus Williams, her older sister, for her success.

“I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus. She’s the only reason Serena Williams ever existed,” she said.

Williams stated in a column for Vogue magazine last month that she will “evolve” away from tennis after the US Open, despite the fact that she hasn’t formally and unambiguously announced her retirement.

After falling to Switzerland’s Belinda Bencic in straight sets in the Canadian Open, she announced her retirement in August 2022. A standing ovation was given to her in recognition of her achievements to world tennis.

“It’s just been so memorable,” Serena told the crowd after the game. “As I said in the article, I’m terrible at goodbyes. But goodbye, Toronto,” she added.

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