American Tennis Star, Serena Williams Announces Her Retirement Plans From The Game After 27-Years.

American professional tennis superstar, Serena Williams, has revealed she will be retiring from the game after the US Open.

The world-famous tennis champion said she is preparing to end her 27-year blistering career at the courts, in order to put up a try at another child at 40.

She revealed this in an emotional statement on Tuesday indicating that her imminent retirement was imperative to spend more time with her daughter Olympia and her evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.

“But I’ve been reluctant to admit to myself or anyone else that I have to move on from playing tennis. Alexis, my husband, and I have hardly talked about it; it’s like a taboo topic.

“I can’t even have this conversation with my mom and dad. It’s like it’s not real until you say it out loud. It comes up, I get an uncomfortable lump in my throat, and I start to cry. The only person I’ve really gone there with is my therapist!”

Serena the youngest of the Williams sisters, highly regarded as one of the most dominant players of all time, one of the all-time greats, would leave behind a remarkable legacy after calling it a day.

Over the course of her glittering career, Serena has won 73 singles tournaments and a record 23 Grand Slams in the Open Era, as per Marca.

She has also held the top position in the WTA rankings for 319 weeks. In addition, she reached 32 finals and won five WTA Finals.

On top of that, the 40-year-old has won four Olympic gold medals, one Federation Cup and two Hopman Cups.

She is also the only tennis player to have completed a career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles.

Just last June, Serena sought to conquer her 24th Grand Slam with her participation in Wimbledon, which would have tied the all-time record in this sport. The Australian Margaret Court achieved this when the Open era had not yet begun.

It is at SW19, along with Australia, where Serena Williams has won the most majors, winning in England in 2002, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016.

Her first win in one of the four majors came at the 1999 US Open, and she would repeat her triumphs in New York in 2002, 2008, 2012, 2013, and 2014.

In addition, Serena was crowned Australian Open singles champion seven times: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2015 and 2017, playing the latter while pregnant with her daughter Alexis Olympia.

She has won at Roland Garros three times: 2002; 2013 and 2015. That all adds up to her impressive 23 Grand Slams won throughout her career

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