Serena Williams’ legendary tennis career likely over after third-round singles’ play loss at US Open

Serena Williams’ legendary tennis career has likely come to an end after she fell to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.

The 23-time grand slam singles champion leaves an indelible mark, not only on tennis, but all of sport.

Tomljanović, who won the more-than-three-hour match 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1, advances to the round of 16 at the US Open for the first time.

In an on-court interview with ESPN after the match, Williams was asked whether she would reconsider her evolution away from tennis, as she has put it.

“I don’t think so, but you never know,” she said.

In a happy, tears-filled interview she thanked her parents, saying she was very grateful to them because they started everything.

And she credited her older sister, Venus Williams, for her success.

“I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus,” she said. “She’s the only reason Serena Williams ever existed.”

Tomljanović said she was feeling sorry because “I love Serena just as much as you guys do.”

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