Serena Williams is ready to bid farewell to Tennis. The 40-year-old sports legend put an end to speculation about her future earlier this month by announcing that the “countdown” to her retirement had begun and that her final Grand Slam performance would be at the US Open in New York the following week.
At the US Open, Serena Williams hopes to play her farewell match of tennis with fire on the court. She was spotted at the Arthur Ashe Stadium’s morning practice on the opening day of Fan Week. On the US Open’s official account, a picture of her walking to the court was posted.
Serena, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, made her 21st appearance at the US Open after telling the world that she will soon be “developing” out of tennis and into the next stage of her life.
Her favorite dog, Christopher Chip Rafael Nadal, caught the attention of her followers, who saw something peculiar. Due to the fact that the American legend tweets about its activities on social media, the Yorkshire Terrier is also fairly well-liked among Serena admirers.
Williams won the trophy in 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014, making her a six-time US Open winner. She missed nearly a full year of competitive tennis before returning to the court once more in June. After losing in the opening round at Wimbledon, she stated that she will give it her all in New York.
Williams is widely considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Serena holds the most combined major titles in singles, doubles, and mixed doubles among active players, with 39: 23 in singles, 14 in women’s doubles, and two in mixed doubles. She is joint-third on the all-time list and second in the Open Era for total major titles. She is the most recent woman to simultaneously hold all four major singles titles and the most recent woman to win the Surface Slam doing so in 2015. She is also, with Venus, the most recent player to have simultaneously held all four major women’s doubles titles. Williams was also the world’s highest paid woman athlete in 2016, earning almost $29 million.