Serena Williams’ historic career came to an end yesterday in a thrilling loss to Australian Alja Tomjanovic. The match lasted over three hours as Tomjanovic bested Williams by a score of 7-5,6-7,6-1. In the end, Williams was applauded for her valiant effort as she was filled with emotions. The crowd was filled with celebrities and superstars from various sports and professions to watch William’s last possible match.
In her post-match interview, Williams gracefully and eloquently reflected on her career and thanked everyone who’s aided her in her career, with an emphasis on her family and big sister Venus Williams.
Serena Williams now “evolves” away from the sport of tennis as not only the greatest in that sport but one of the most decorated athletes in history. Williams dominated for over 20 years, winning 23 Grand Slam singles titles over her career. Williams also is a four Olympic Gold medalist and has 367 major match wins in her career. Williams has also been a trailblazer for the sport of tennis and women’s empowerment, with superstars Naomi Osaka and Coco Gauff following her path.
Other prominent figures like LeBron James, Tiger Woods, and Michelle Obama expressed their reverence for Williams and her amazing career.