Serena Williams announces retirement

Iconic Tennis Star, Serena Williams announced her retirement on August 9, 2022. She will say goodbye to tennis after US Open, which is scheduled to take place from August 29 to September 11, 2022. She announced her retirement as she wants to focus on her family life.

Serena Williams- Important facts about her

  • Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has ranked her singles world no. 1 for 319 weeks.
  • In her career, she has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, highest by any player in the Open Era.
  • She has also won 73 career singles titles and 23 career doubles titles.
  • She was born to Oracene Price and Richard Williams, who coached Serena and her sister Venus Williams.
  • She turned into a professional tennis player in 1995.
  • At 1999 US open, she won her first major singles title.
  • She dominated from 2002 French open to 2003 Australian open, by winning all four major singles titles. Thus, she achieved a non-calendar year Grand Slam as well as career Grand Slam, called “Serena Slam”.
  • In 2012, she claimed Olympic gold and became the first tennis player to won a Career Golden Slam in singles as well as doubles.

She has been world’s highest paid woman athlete since 2016. In 2017, she was the only woman on Forbes’ list of 100 highest-paid athletes. In 2021, she was at 28th position in Forbes’ World’s Highest-Paid Athletes list.



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