A career that doesn't even need an introduction. Serena Williams, who had decided to indulge in one last lap on North American hardcourt before hanging up her racquet, after amassing a win between Toronto and Cincinnati has made an absolutely surprising third round at the US Open.
Tournament that she had obviously won seven times. The twenty-three-time Grand Slam champion failed to climb Ajla Tomljanovic after an absolutely heroic performance, but she hugged and was embraced by Arthur Ashe's audience for her greetings.
The career of the greatest player in history has come to an end. "Playing like this made my retirement easier," she explained at the press conference. "But also a bit difficult."
Serena Williams: "My daughter likes everything I do, except tennis"
Serena and Alexis Ohanian have a daughter, Alexis Olympia, who many think she may be the natural heir of mom Serena Williams on a tennis court in the future.
But in reality, as explained by Serena herself, the daughter of the tennis champion likes everything that her mother does, except tennis! Serena revealed the only aspect she doesn't have in common with her daughter. Serena said, "She's my little friend.
We do everything together. We go on dates and it's so good because she likes everything I do… except tennis! She's really fun. I see a lot of my personality in her." She told Jimmy Kimmel Live last year: "She likes tennis, but I don't know.
Honestly, she likes to play the piano. When she was in my belly, I used to play a lot of piano music!" Another passion shared by mother and daughter is fashion. On social media, the two often sport the same look. An adorable matchy-matchy between a mother and her little girl who leaves no doubts: in this Olympia she really is a Serena Williams mini me.