She has been the queen of the tennis court for the last two and a half decades and during this time she has achieved all the achievements that a player can expect. The professional career of this legendary tennis player Serena Williams also ended with the defeat in the third round of the US Open.
Serena will turn 41 on September 26 and now she wants to raise her family and focus on business. They have a five-year-old daughter, Olympia.
The veteran lost to Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1 in a match that lasted more than three hours on Friday night.
Serena saved five match points but finally her eyes welled up when her shot hit the net.
He said after the match, “It’s been the most incredible success I’ve ever had.” I am grateful to everyone who encouraged me by saying go ahead Serena.
Serena also won 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her career and 14 doubles titles with her older sister Venus. She held the top spot in the WTA rankings for hundreds of weeks. He also has four Olympic gold medals to his name. Apart from this, he won many other trophies and earned millions of dollars.
The veteran played her first match on the WTA Tour on 28 October 1995, a month after celebrating her 14th birthday. She won her first match at Grand Slam level at the age of 16 at the Australian Open.
She then defeated sixth seed Irina Spiralia 6–7(5), 6–3, 6–1, but was defeated by her older sister Venus in the next round.
Serena won her first Grand Slam title at the age of 17, defeating Martina Hingis on September 11, 1999, 6–3, 7–6 (4) in the final of the US Open.
In the US Open 2001, she lost to her sister Venus in the final, but in the 2002 French Open, Serena defeated her sister to win her second Grand Slam.
Serena then won the title again at Wimbledon in 2002, defeating her older sister Venus. She was ranked number one in the WTA rankings for the first time on 8 July 2002. After this, there was also a title match between the two Williams sisters in the US Open 2002, in which Serena won.
She then won the 2003 Australian Open again defeating Venus to complete the ‘Serena Slam’ by winning four consecutive Grand Slam tournaments.
Serena defended her title again in the 2003 Wimbledon final, defeating Venus. She was then troubled by a left knee injury but made a spectacular comeback in the 2005 Australian Open defeating Lindsay Davenport in the final.
Serena was again out of court due to knee surgery. As a result, she entered the 2007 Australian Open as the No. 81 seed and won her eighth Grand Slam title, defeating Maria Sharapova in the final.
Serena then won titles by defeating Elena Jankovic in the US Open final in 2008, Dinara Safina in the Australian Open in 2009 and Venus in the Wimbledon final in the same year. Her 12th Grand Slam title came at the 2010 Australian Open where she defeated Justine Henin in the final.
Serena won the Wimbledon title for the fourth time in 2010 but after that she was injured in Germany and had to sit out of the court. She then lost to Virginie Razzano in the first round of the 2012 French Open. It was the first time she had failed to advance past the first round of a Grand Slam tournament.
He won the Grand Slam tournament for the first time in two years by winning the title at Wimbledon in 2012 and then also won the US Open title this year. He won his 16th Grand Slam title as French Open 2013.
Serena defeated Victoria Azarenka at the US Open in 2013 to win her fifth title at Flushing Meadows. She equaled Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova’s 18 Grand Slam titles by winning the US Open again a year later.
Serena won titles at the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon in 2015 but lost to Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of the US Open this year, ending her dream of winning all four Grand Slams in a year and completing the ‘calendar Slam’.
The American player equaled Steffi Graf’s 22 Grand Slam titles by becoming the Wimbledon champion in 2016. After this, he left Graf behind by winning the Australian Open in 2017.
Now Serena’s goal was to match Margaret Court’s 24 Grand Slam titles, but she could not achieve this feat.