LEGENDARY TENNIS PLAYER, SERENA WILLIAMS OFFICIALLY RETIRES
Tennis legend, Serena Williams has officially retired from the sport after an outstanding 27-year career. The legend announced her retirement to the world after gracing the cover of Vogue’s September 2022 issue.
Picture: American tennis player, Serena Williams
Williams’s family is one of the reasons she’s making her departure from tennis. “I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family,” Williams said to Vogue. “But these days, if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter.” She went on to explain that she won’t sacrifice anything when it comes to Olympia—Williams wants to be there for every moment.
The 40-year-old athlete throughout her career has won 23 Grand Slams including the Wimbledon, the US, French and Australian Opens plus 4 gold Olympic medals. She won her last piece of silverware which came in 2017, whiles 2 months pregnant with her daughter, Olympia. She is two titles shy of beating all-time female Gland Slam champion, Margaret Court’s record. Her last game was a loss to Australian tennis player, Ajla Tomljanovic, on Friday, 2nd September 2022.
Serena Williams started her tennis career in 1995, a year after her elder sister, Venus Williams began her career. Both sisters according to Front Office Sports, have a combined 122 titles and have won $175 million in prize money. The Williams sisters have attributed their success to the training and guidance of their parents especially their father, Richard Williams.