Our girl Serena Williams is hanging up her tennis racket for good after this year’s US Open and we are in distress.
The 23-time Grand Slam champ, who cringes at the word “retirement,” told Vogue in the September issue that she’s decided to “move in a different direction” and is “evolving away” from tennis to focus on other interests. She took to Instagram to share the news.
There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks. 🥰
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Since Serena’s 1995 debut as a professional tennis player, she and her tennis ride-or-die sister Venus Williams, who were coached by their parents, relentlessly held the top spots for decades—including 73 career singles titles, 23 Grand Slam singles titles, 14 major women’s doubles titles, and much more.
#DishFam, do you agree that it’s time for Serena to retire from tennis? Tune in to see what our Dish Nation hosts think about her impending “evolution!”