Serena Williams has undoubtedly been an icon of women's tennis throughout her splendid career, giving so much to the movement and to the rivals themselves with her enormous talent and achievements. The US champion recently retired from the world of sport, after having rewritten a series of records, including 23 Grand Slam titles out of a total of 73 in the WTA Tour, an absolute record in the Open Era, including men too, given that the Spaniard Rafael Nadal is currently stuck at 22.
After a year away from official competitive tournaments, the US made herself seen again by fans from all over the world at Wimbledon, thanks to a wild card granted by the organizers. In that circumstance the 41-year-old gave her all but she immediately stopped in the main draw after a great battle.
In Toronto she manages to win a match before being eliminated by Belinda Bencic, while in Cincinnati the most fit British Emma Raducanu, already winner of the US Open 2021, gave her nothing, beating her in two quick sets.
Just in New York she bids farewell to tennis, paying homage to the crowd first of all with some incredible performances. She hits the first success on Kovinic on her debut and then gives herself a ticket for the third round, settling number two on the draw Anett Kontaveit in three sets.
She became the only athlete to beat a top 10 player for four consecutive decades. Aija Tomljanovic then did not leave her a chance at the end of a very tough challenge and greeted all her fans in tears.
Serena Williams: investments and the desire to come back
The American has completely changed her life after hanging up her racket in the last Grand Slam of the 2022 season.
Although there have been rumors of her possible return, Serena Williams wanted to share on social networks how she is adapting: "Right now i am allowing myself to be tired and relax and be alone at times. It's harder than I ever imagined.
I had never allowed myself to do anything like this before,” she remarked on Twitter, immediately receiving a lot of comments and interactions.