Serena Williams said goodbye to the world of tennis at the US Open. The American legend stopped in the third round of the last Grand Slam of the year by losing in three sets to one of the best versions of Ajla Tomljanovic. The crowd consistently supported Serena Williams by crowding the stands of Arthur Ashe Stadium in the three games that marked her journey to Flushing Meadows.
Against the Australian player, the 23-time Grand Slam champion threw a 5-3 lead to the winds and saw her opponent close at 5-7. Even the second set seemed to be able to relive the same story as the first, but Williams was good at restarting the scores in the tie-break.
In the decisive set, however, the American collapsed and she collected only one game. Serena Williams in tears at the end of the match against Tomljanovic, said: "Even if it's something I never thought about. I was just a girl trying to play tennis.
It was an incredible week, it's like all the people he wanted to push me further I went growing, finding my game, I should have started playing a little earlier this year. I don't think I'll be back, but you never know."
Serena Williams's husband moved by her daughter Olympia's dedication to him
Though it is difficult to manage sports and motherhood, her husband Alexis Ohanian has been a great help, supporting her throughout her career.
After her retirement, Serena spent all her free time with her husband and her daughter. Alexis also revealed an anecdote related to her daughter Olympia. Recently, Olympia wrote a note on a shirt for her father. The note said, "You are the best dad in the world.
I love you, Olimpia." Later, the Reddit co-founder also shared the photo on the Instagram story with the shirt on. In fact, moved by the adorable gesture, the 39-year-old wrote: "How wonderful this is."