US Open 2022: Serena Williams chooses her final in New York, at the US Open and at 40
Fue on August 9, in a letter in Vogue magazine -as in her time her enemy Maria Sharapova did-, when Serena Williams has decided to retire.
He warned that his stage as a professional would end at the US Open. He avoided the word withdrawal and talked about evolution. “I’m here to say that I’m evolving from tennis to other things that are more important to me,” said the tennis player, who turns 41 on September 26 and would like to be a mother again.
In September 2017, she had her first daughter, Olympia, from her relationship with Alexis Ohanian, whom she would marry two months later.
This forced break from the professional circuit ended, unknowingly, with her options to become numerically the best player in history. “Serena trained every day to be the best“, recognize Patrick Mouratoglouwho was his coach for 10 years.
It was last season that the French coach saw that his pupil no longer had racquet sport as a priority and he sought a new professional relationship with Simona Halep.
More or less after maternity
The youngest of the Williams family has 23 Grand Slam titles, one less than Australia’s Margaret Court. But it’s that in January 2017, five years ago, I already had the same number of big injuries.
He has since gone white and barely won another minor crown, like Auckland, in 2020. In that interval, he has played 30 events and has been on the verge of a twenty-fourth major on four occasions: two at Wimbledon (2018 and 2019) and two more at the US Open (2018 and 2019).
Serena, a tennis player who has handled pressure like no other since childhood, fainted upon seeing glory up close. Angelique Kerber, Naomi Osaka, Halep and Bian Andreescu served as executioners.
The African American, an example for her family in a country like the United States, openly admitted that her body had never been the same again. since becoming a mother due to postpartum complications.
I suffered from a strong cough that even caused the cesarean stitches to open, for which she had to undergo additional surgeries. Likewise, she had to spend six weeks in bed, according to her due to medical negligence, recover from blood clots in the lungs. “He lacked muscle,” says Mouratoglou.
You had to start from scratch with someone who was 36 and had already won everything. “I think the difficulties he faced throughout his life are reflected quite well in the movie ‘The Williams Method’.‘” explains John McEnroe.
“A legend of the sport in general is leaving. Of course she will be missed, but she has chosen another path and I hope she will be happy.“, says Rafael Nadal. Williams, without ranking or points after the last Wimbledon, enjoyed two invitations to the WTA 1000 in Toronto and Cincinnati where she was able to win a match against the Spaniard Nuria Prrizas.
This allowed him to climb to 413. With another joker, he will play the last Grand Slam. His debut will be this Monday with Danka Kovinic. The organization will allow Serena and Venus to meet for another historic double. “I don’t think I have the Cinderella happy ending,” warns Martina Navratilova. He leaves with 39 Grand Slam titles: 23 singles, 14 doubles and two mixed.
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