Former world No. 1 Caroline Wozniacki told Serena Williams she is proud of her and what she has been able to accomplish during her stunning career. This Tuesday, Williams announced in a piece published for Vogue that she intends to play her final tournament at the US Open.
Wozniacki, who retired from professional tennis after the 2020 Australian Open, has always had a very good relationship with Williams. On Instagram, Williams shared several photos from her Vogue photoshoot. "I love you and so proud of you," Wozniacki wrote in the comment section of Williams' Instagram post.
Williams recently congratulated Wozniacki on welcoming her second child
In June, Wozniacki announced she had and her husband David Lee welcomed their second child. Williams reacted to the news by sharing Wozniacki's Instagram post and captioning it, "I love you." Wozniacki retired from the game two years ago and now the time has come for Williams to play the final tournament of her career.
When the moment came for Williams to admit to herself that it was time to retire, she had a hard time saying those words out loud. "I've been reluctant to admit to myself or anyone else that I have to move on from playing tennis," Williams told Vogue.
"Alexis [Ohanian], my husband, and I have hardly talked about it; it's like a taboo topic. I can't even have this conversation with my mom and dad. It's like it's not real until you say it out loud. It comes up, I get an uncomfortable lump in my throat, and I start to cry.
The only person I've really gone there with is my therapist! One thing I'm not going to do is sugarcoat this. I know that a lot of people are excited about and look forward to retiring, and I really wish I felt that way."
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