In tears, with lip service, Serena Williams announced after her elimination in the 3rd round of the US Open that we would probably never see her again on the tennis courts, where she has built one of the most successful careers. prolific in all sports. The American had just lost to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic (WTA 46) 7-5 6-7 6-1.
At the question "Are you going to reconsider your decision to retire?"the 23-time Grand Slam champion responded "I don't think so, but you never know".
"It's been an incredible journey," she said. "Thanks dad, I know you're watching, thanks mom (who was present in the stands), thank you to all the people who have supported me all this time, my God it's been decades"she shelled, before crying harder, referring to her older sister: "I wouldn't be Serena if it wasn't for Venus, so thank you Venus."
"I'm so sorry because I love Serena as much as you do," Tomljanovic launched to the public. "What she has done for me and for tennis is incredible. When I watched her play all her finals, I never thought I would have the chance to play against her for her last match, so it's really a moment unreal to me".