Serena Williams will soon be retiring

Serena Williams will be retiring soon

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Tennis star Serena Williams announced that the “countdown” to her retirement was “on” on Tuesday on Instagram and in an interview with Vogue magazine .

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“There is a time in life when you have to decide to take a new route. It's always a difficult moment when you love what you do so much. And God I love tennis. But now the countdown is on,” explained the 40-year-old American, holder of 23 Grand Slam titles, saying she wants to “focus on her role as a mother, her spiritual goals to discover a new, but equally exciting Serena.”

“I will savor the next few weeks,” added the youngest of the Williams sisters, without specifying the exact date of her retirement.

On Monday, Serena Williams had won her first victory in over a year at the WTA 1000 tournament in Toronto, less than three weeks before the start of the US Open where she is on the entry list.

The American, who will turn 41 on September 26, won courageously against the Spaniard Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (N.57) in two sets (6-3, 6-4) at the end of a match. disputed, winning his first success of the year 2022. His last singles victory on the circuit dates back to June 4, 2021 and his victorious 3rd round at Roland-Garros, a few weeks before withdrawing at the start of the first round of Wimbledon due to from a leg injury.

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She was then absent for almost a year, not her return to singles only at the end of June at Wimbledon 2022 … where she had been beaten from the start by France ise Harmony Tan.

Seven-time Major champion on grass and former undisputed world No.1, Serena Williams has now fallen to 407th place in the world.

Her last title in Grand Slam dates back more than 5 years, to the Australian Open 2017. She has since run in vain behind a 24th crown which would allow her to equal Margaret Court's record.