Serena Williams has been a source of inspiration for the new generations and she has taken a lot of personal satisfaction over the course of her career, which will undoubtedly remain unique and inimitable. Serena Williams has decided to leave the throne as Queen and to say goodbye to a sport that has made her famous and simply a star.
The US star could only choose her home, the US Open, as the last tournament to be played before hanging up the racket. A fabulous atmosphere these days in New York and the American has reserved other almost unimaginable surprises, such as having reached the third round of the competition, beating the number 2 in the world Anett Kontaveit.
On the Arthur Ashe Stadium, the champion gave her all but in the third set she had to give way to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. Then, in the stands and on the court, the celebrations began to pay homage to the queen, who was moved by all the words she spoke in the interview, in which she also thanked her family and her sister Venus.
It is difficult to compare the legend of Serena Williams with only one goal achieved. The numbers conquered by the American are incredible and monstrous, starting with the 23 Grand Slam titles in singles: 7 Australian Open (the only one in women to succeed), 7 Wimbledon, 6 Us Open (as well as Chris Evert) and 3 Roland Garros.
Also striking are the 15 Grand Slam successes in doubles (7 Wimbledon, 4 Australian Open, 3 Us Open and 2 Roland Garros), which certify the greatness of the player, capable of making history even in pairs. On the showcase 4 Olympic golds, 5 WTA Finals and the overall beauty of 73 titles in the WTA Tour, the fifth overall in the special ranking.
Williams leaves with 84.8% of victories obtained over the various seasons played, securing more than 94 million prizes thanks to her triumphs (none like her). There are 319 weeks with the current 40-year-old at the top of the ranking, who has won 367 Grand Slam victories.
Serena Williams is the only woman in history to have won at least three of the four Slams at least six times, the first ever to complete the Career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles and is the one in the Open Era who managed to win a title in four different decades. Long live the Queen.