'What Serena Williams wants more than anything else is...', says analyst
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 7426
Through an article published in 'Vogue', Serena Williams announced that the end of her career is now imminent. Without indicating a precise date, the former WTA number 1 has made it clear that the Us Open 2022 will be her last tournament as a professional.
The American legend, who will turn 41 next month, entered the circuit way back in 1995 and has had a fabulous career. The first of her 23 Majors arrived at the US Open in 1999 (when she was only 17), while her last seal dates back to the 2017 Australian Open.
Margaret Court's all-time Slam record. Williams, who has played very little in the past two seasons, is entered for the Cincinnati tournament before the heartbreaking farewell in the Big Apple. To the microphones of 'ESPN Daily', the well-known sports journalist Howard Bryant commented on Serena's decision to hang up the racket.
Bryant reflects on Serena Williams
"I always say that there are three ways to retire," Bryant said. "One is when the game retires you, the game is telling you that you can't play anymore. The second is when your body retires you.
And then there's the third way, which is when you go out on top. In Serena Williams' case, I don't think that she wants to choose any other door except the third one. But I don't know if the third one is really going to be available to her." Bryant opined that having not played a full season in years, it was too much to ask the 40-year-old to put in so much effort throughout the year.
"Clearly, what she wants more than anything else is that 24th Major. But we know that she hasn't played a full season in years. You really cannot expect a tennis player at the age of 40 to give that much effort across the season," Bryant added.
‘King Richard’ dropped a bombshell a few years back by giving the power of attorney to his ‘mystery’ son. Instead of giving it to Serena and Venus Williams, Richard handed it to Chavoita LeSane, a son he had from an unknown relationship.
LeSane is the CEO of a music company called ‘ChaVam’ which is based in Florida. The Williams sisters bowed out of the National Bank Open in Toronto after suffering disappointing defeats against their Swiss opponents.
While Venus lost in the first round against Jil Teichmann, Belinda Bencic defeated Serena in the second round of the tournament.