Serena Williams Set To Retire After U.S. Open Tennis

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Word is that Serena Williams is set to retire after the U.S. Open Tennis. According to an essay in Vogue, the tennis star is withdrawing from the sport she ruled for decades.

As per the 40-year-old sportswoman, she’s ‘evolving away’ from tennis. So what does she have planned? Business and personal goals

“It’s time to move on and focus on other challenges — raising a family and business ventures off the court.”

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She admitted that goodbyes are hard for her, but she thanked fans for all the love and support over the years.

“I’m terrible at goodbyes, the world’s worst, … but please know that I am more grateful for you than I can ever express in words. You have carried me to so many wins and so many trophies.”

To the point that she’s had to talk about it in therapy.

“I’ve been reluctant to admit that I have to move on from playing tennis. It’s like a taboo topic. It comes up, and I start to cry. I think the only person I’ve really gone there with is my therapist.”

Aside from mentioning how this sport is all she’s ever known her whole life, she added how she’ll miss it all.

“I’m going to miss that version of me, that girl who played tennis. And I’m going to miss you.”

Serena Williams is married to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Back in 2017, she gave birth to their daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. She shared how she would like to have more children.

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Serena wishes she had more time to say goodbye to the sport. However, she has to do this now given her goals of expanding her family.

“Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family,” she added. “I don’t think it’s fair. If I were a guy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe I’d be more of a Tom Brady if I had that opportunity.”

The U.S. Open will begin at the end of August. Marking the end of an era in the sport.

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