Patrick McEnroe not ruling out magical end to Serena Williams' career at US Open

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Patrick McEnroe not ruling out magical end to Serena Williams' career at US Open

Patrick McEnroe acknowledged that Serena Williams is one of the greatest champions in tennis history as he is not ruling out a magical end to the American's career at the US Open. Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, is planning to retire from professional tennis at this year's US Open.

“It would surprise me if she won this US Open, but it would not shock me,’’ McEnroe told The New York Post. “Greatness is greatness. Never underestimate it - or Serena.’’ Six of Williams' 23 Grand Slam singles titles have come at the US Open.

McEnroe feels the US Open is the perfect place for Willliams to end her astonishing career. “I think the US Open in New York City is the perfect place for Serena’s last stand,’’ McEnroe said.

McEnroe: Williams' final tournament will be incredibly emotional

“This will be incredibly emotional for so many in the tennis world,’’ McEnroe added.

Williams has always played the game with passion and sometimes it got the best of her. But Williams still boasts an impressive Grand Slam record as she has won 23 of her 33 Grand Slam singles finals. “Her passion to play, compete and win was all time,’’ McEnroe said.

“That passion sometimes got the best of her — especially in New York. But that’s what helped her become the icon that she is. With all the ups and downs, trials and tribulations that Serena has had at the Open, this is the appropriate final chapter.’’ Since the 2017 Australian Open, Williams has been trying to win a 24th Grand Slam title and tie Margaret Court's all-time record of 24 Grand Slam titles.

With just one Grand Slam tournament left to be played for Williams, it doesn't seem likely that she will tie Court's all-time Grand Slam record. “Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready to win Wimbledon this year,’’ Williams wrote for Vogue.

“I don’t know if I will be ready to win New York. But I’m going to try. I know there’s a fan fantasy that I might have tied Margaret in London, then maybe beat her record in New York. It’s a good fantasy. But I’m not looking for some ceremonial, final on-court moment.’’

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