Arguably the best tennis player of all time, Serena Williams ended her rich career by losing to Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the US Open. The world of tennis has lost its greatest. The match between Ajla Tomljanović and Serena Williams ended with many tears on the Arthur Ashe court in New York.
The famous American tried to extend her career at least for a few days, but she did not succeed. The Australian won in three sets with a score of 7:5, 6:7, and 6:1. A great fighter, as she has always been, Serena saved five match points in the last game, although it was already evident that she was losing the match.
However, that fight shows that she never lost her passion for winning and that she tried to extend her career with maximum effort. Interestingly, it is the first match of Serena Williams' career at the US Open that lasted over three hours.
And it will remain the only one, and she played 109 of them. The famous tennis player greeted the end of the match in tears. A few weeks ago, Serena revealed that the US Open was the last tournament of her career. As always, in New York, she had huge support from fans, and thanks to her she reached the third round, defeating Danka Kovinić and Anet Kontaveit.
Serena says goodbye
Williams was overcome with emotion when she was interviewed in the middle of the court, thanking her family, team, the crowd, and her fans across the world for their support over the years. "I thank everyone that's here, that's been on my side so many years, decades.
Oh my gosh, literally decades," said Williams, who played her first professional tournament as a 14-year-old in 1995. "But it all started with my parents. And they deserve everything. So I'm really grateful for them. "And I wouldn't be Serena if there wasn't [sister] Venus, so thank you, Venus.
She's the only reason that Serena Williams ever existed."
Serena Williams ends her career with 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 Grand Slam doubles titles, and two mixed doubles titles. She won the US Open title six times and has four Olympic gold medals.