Tennis fans celebrate an icon

Tennis icon Serena Williams, owner of 23 major titles, will retire after this year’s US Open, according to an article in Vogue.

Williams announced the decision in her latest feature piece for Tuesday morning Vogue Magazine.

“I’ve never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve taken this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use this word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. she said. β€œPerhaps the best word to describe what I intend to do is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis and towards other things that are important to me. A few years ago, I quietly founded Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Shortly thereafter I started a family. I want to enlarge this family.”

As much as Williams might not want to use the word “retirement,” she’s definitely taking a step back from the game she loves, and for good reason.

Serena Williams resignation: Fans celebrate an icon

At 40, Williams has earned her spurs and then some. She is considered the greatest tennis player of all time and perhaps the most influential athlete in the long history of the sport.

Whatever comes next for Serena, she’s going to be great at it. And that should come as no surprise to those who know her best.

It’s the end of an era in tennis, but this won’t be the last we’ll see Serena in the game.

Expect the US Open to be a must-watch on TV this summer. Could Williams do magic in her house major? Going out upstairs would be like Serena. Tennis fans celebrate an icon

John Verrall

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