Serena Williams G.O.A.T status is undeniable. As much as we are happy she’s moving on to other things, it’s sad that we may not see her do what she does best on the court again as a professional.
Serena Williams lost to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in what is likely the last match of her stellar career. She said a tearful goodbye to the crowd at the US Open on Friday night (September 2).
In an emotional op-ed for Vogue Magazine‘s latest issue, Serena Williams announced that after the US Open which kicked off on August 29, she’ll be “evolving away from tennis” and pursuing a new career path. She said she wants to focus on her Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm, and grow her family.
Serena Williams made her Grand Slam debut in 1999, when she defeated Martina Hingis, a teenager like her, to win the US Open title at the age of 17.
In 2002, Serena won her first Roland-Garros and Wimbledon titles, followed by her second US Open and a 21-0 Grand Slam record. She won the 2003 Australian Open, winning four Grand Slam titles consecutively. In a rematch of the final from the year before, she defended her Wimbledon title against her sister.