Serena Williams Announces Retirement from Professional Tennis

Serena Williams

The tennis player Serena Williams, the winner of 23 grand slams and, therefore, the most successful player in the history of this sport, has announced that she will retire definitively from the courts after competing in the US Open, a tournament whose new edition will begin on August 29.

The renowned athlete, who signed her first victory in almost a year in her debut at the Canadian Masters, held in Toronto, has shared on her social networks an image that portrays her on the cover of the next issue of Vogue magazine, a publication in which, surely, Serena will delve into the reasons and sensations derived from the end of her illustrious professional career.

“There comes a time in life when you have to decide to move in another direction. That moment is always hard when you love something so much. My mother, that I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mother, on my spiritual goals, and on discovering a different but exciting Serena. I’m going to treasure the next few weeks,” said the 40-year-old star, younger sister of fellow tennis player Venus Williams.

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