Serena Williams won a match again, just before revealing that she will retire after the US Open 2022. After the defeat in the first round of Wimbledon, Toronto was the setting chosen by the American tennis player to rediscover a victory that she had been missing for a long time.
430 days, since the last edition of the third Grand Slam of the season. Less than a day after her success, the announcement of her withdrawal arrives. In an exclusive interview with Vogue, Serena Williams has explained that she will say goodbye to tennis after the US Open, the Grand Slam tournament that is held in her home in the United States.
The reasons for the decision to retire, explained both in the interview with Vogue and in the social post that she herself published on Instagram, are to focus on a new future and on the family: on the four-year-old little girl, Alexis, and on a possible expansion of the family nucleus in the future.
Although the news of her retirement has drawn the most attention, Serena Williams continues to demonstrate her dominance on the WTA Tour by setting a new record. Serena Williams, during her on-court interview after the first round match, explained: "It's great to be back in Toronto, I didn't know if she could play here again.
Being one of my favorite stops on the Tour, I was very happy to come back here. Thank you all. I love them "With the victory against Parrizas-Díaz, she has reached 35 wins in Canada: surpassing Chris Evert, she stops at 34 wins in this field.
Completing the top 5 of the tennis players with the most victories are Arantxa Sánchez (32), Monica Seles (31) and Helena Sukova (28). Now for Serena, the last leg of her incredible career.
Wawrinka opens up on Serena
Stan Wawrinka always has a sense of humor, and during his press conferences, you have to be attentive because he occasionally launches messages that you have to know how to decipher.
That's what he did yesterday about Serena Williams. "I think she's been amazing for tennis, for the fans, for anyone who's a bit involved in the sport in general. I've always been a huge fan, with many great moments in our careers, and of course it will be sad to see her go after the US Open.
I remember that in 2015, we both won at RolandâGarros. She crashed into my night. It was quite fun."