Serena Williams has called it quits, retiring from the big stage after the US Open

Serena Williams officially announced that she is ending her professional sports career after the US Open.

The last Slam tournament of the season starts on August 29, and it will be the last for one of the greatest female athletes in history.

The US Open will also be Serena’s last chance to match Margaret Court’s record 24 Slam titles, which she has been chasing for so long, but the chances of that happening are slim.

Since last year’s Wimbledon, Serena has spent more than a year away from the court, and the news of her withdrawal comes hours after she claimed her first win in more than 14 months.

Just over a month before her 41st birthday, the great champion took to her Instagram account to announce the news. The whole truth about her refusal will become clear with the publication of the September issue of “Vogue” magazine, and with the post on social networks, the tennis player only hinted at what it was about.

There comes a time in life when one must choose to continue in a different direction. This moment is always difficult when you love something so much.

For me, it’s tennis, but now the countdown has begun. My focus now is on being a mother as well as discovering a new and different Serena. But now I’m going to enjoy the next few weeks.”.

Although the last years after the birth of her daughter were not among the most successful for Serena on the court, for more than 15 seasons she brutally dominated women’s tennis.

The American has won 23 Slam titles, four Olympic gold medals with her sister Venus, and her total number of titles at the ATP level is 73.

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