This is how Serena Williams says goodbye to her career as a professional tennis player

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American tennis player Serena Williams, originally from Saginaw, Michigan, United States, announced that she will retire from her successful career in professional tennis after her participation in the US Open, which will take place from August 29 to September 11, of this year.

Through an article published, this August 9, on the website of the magazine fashionthe winner of 23 Grand Slam titles said her time to become a professional tennis legend has come.

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Vogue cover with Serena Williams on its cover

I have never liked the word “retirement”. Perhaps the best word to describe what I’m doing is ‘evolution’. I am here to tell you that I am moving away from tennis, towards other things that are important to me.

Throughout her career, the tennis player, who turns 41 next September, has 73 individual titles, 23 double titles and has managed to accumulate a fortune of more than 94 million dollars in earnings in her sport.

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Professional tennis player Serena Williams during a play in a tennis match

Known for her successful career and recognized as one of the best athletes of all time, during the interview for the American media, Williams sent a message about motherhood. In this regard, she said that it is not easy to be a mother when you compete in a sport:

I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family, I don’t think that’s fair. If I were a man, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be playing and winning, while my wife does the physical work of expanding our family. Maybe I’d be more like Tom Brady if I had that chance. Don’t get me wrong, I love being a woman and loved every second of being pregnant with Olympia.

Professional tennis player Serena Williams playing tennis

With the news that she is leaving tennis, Serena assured that she does not like to use the term retired or retired, preferring to see it as a transition towards things that are important to her.

In this new stage, which the athlete describes as an “evolution”, Williams explained that, over the years, she started Serena Ventures, a high-risk capital firm, a company that she formed alongside her family, which wants to grow up, since her little daughter Olympia dreams of having a little brother.

Tennis player Serena Williams posing on the beach in a dress

I have to focus on being a mother, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different but exciting Serena. I am going to enjoy these next few weeks.

Despite the successful career that Serena Williams has forged in the world of professional tennis, there are people who, despite the large number of awards she has, criticize her for not having won the largest number of Grand Slam titles, since that place belongs to Margaret Court, the Australian tennis player who has won 24 singles titles since her career began in 1968.

Although not everything is written, since if he wins the US Open tournament, which will take place in New York, at the end of August and beginning of September, he could equal Court’s record of Grand Slam singles titles.

Source: Okchicas

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