Serena Williams Declare her retirement after the U.S. Open.
The legendary Serena Williams of the United States said on Tuesday that she was “developing away from tennis.”
Also, she intended to leave the game she dominated with 23 Grand Slam victories after the U.S. Open, which starts later this month.
Williams defeated Spain’s Nuria Parrizas Diaz on Monday to go to the second round of the Toronto Open.
It was only her second singles match since she resumed playing at Wimbledon in June after a year off.
However, the 40-year-old said that she could now see her tennis career end after the match.
Williams said in a Vogue story, “I have never liked the term retiring.
“Evolution may be the best term to describe what I’m doing. I’m here to let you know that I’m moving away from tennis and toward other priorities.
“I discreetly founded Serena Ventures, a venture capital business, a few years ago. I soon after began a family. I want that family to expand.
In search of the elusive 24th trophy that would tie her with Australian Margaret Court, who currently owns the record, Williams won her final Grand Slam in 2017.
The American, who has participated in four major finals since the birth of her daughter Olympia in 2017, came agonizingly close to accomplishing that accomplishment. View More
The former world number one Williams, who sought the counsel of her friend Tiger Woods before picking up a racket again this spring, said: “There are people who say I’m not the GOAT (greatest of all time) because I didn’t pass Court’s record, which she achieved before the “Open era” that began in 1968.
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