Social reactions to Serena Williams' retirement

For the farewell of the Grand Slam champion, the WTA has published a letter that tennis has dedicated to her Queen

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Social reactions to Serena Williams' retirement

The US Open were preparing to say goodbye to Queen Serena Williams, who would have said goodbye to tennis in the home Grand Slam, but the victories delayed the moment: after the passage of the first round, the surprising triumph against seeded number two, Anett Kontaveit.

It was in the third round that the defeat came, against Ajla Tomljanovic: this was the match that defined Serena Williams' evolution, who refuses to use the word retirement. For the farewell of the Grand Slam champion, the WTA has published a letter that tennis has dedicated to her Queen.

Tennis, however, was not the only one to want to dedicate a message to her: various exponents of tennis, sport and the world in general reacted on her social networks, giving the final farewell to her sister Williams' career.

First of all, her colleagues and rivals: from Angeline Kerber to Simona Halep, passing through the Italians Flavia Pennetta and Roberta Vinci. As many messages have also arrived from the men's Tour. Rafael Nadal could not miss: "Thanks Serena, for everything you have done for this sport great champion," wrote in Instagram stories.

The choir was also joined by his friend Grigor Dimitrov: "There won't be another Serena," and the new generations with Carlos Alcaraz and Holger Rune: "Your successes consign you to history, but the battles of the heart will always inspiration and are the ones that will fascinate the most.

My deepest respect Serena."

Sport and the former First Lady

Not only current exponents of tennis, but also old legends: among them, Juan Martin del Potro and Andy Roddick. Like tennis, basketball also celebrated one of the greatest tennis players of all time: the message of LeBron James stands out.

Serena Williams, however, has not only changed the sport, but she has been an inspirational figure for everyone. For this reason, the former US First Lady also wrote a tweet for the US champion: "How lucky we were to see a young girl from Compton grow up and become the greatest athlete of all time."

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