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Serena Williams has motherhood, post-career business opportunities, and more after she leaves tennis, but that doesn’t mean retirement is good for history The greatest man of all time was an easy decision.
She beats Danka Kovinic 6-3, 6-3 in the opening round of the 2022 US Open , saved at least one of his career. On Monday, then on ESPN’s postgame interview about how difficult it was to decide to retire:
“It was such a tough decision, you know. …it was a really tough decision because when you’re passionate about something and you love something so much, it’s always It’s hard to walk away. Sometimes I find it harder to leave than not to leave. That’s how it is for me. So, I’ve been trying to decide what to do for a while.
“…but I just thought, Well, I think now is the time. I only have one family and…there are other chapters in my life. I call it evolution. “
Williams announced her Decided that in an article published on
Vogue on August 9, Her words on Monday echoed those sentiments.
“It was the most difficult thing I could imagine,” Williams wrote at the time “…I don’t want it to end like this, but at the same time I’m ready for what comes next. “
Next up is the second round against No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday. It was clear from the opening moments that the biggest storyline of the entire US Open was happening to be William Her game was overshadowed by spectacle, video and raucous cheers as she was introduced to the adoring crowd, and New York fans seemed to be on the court with her at times as they responded to every point.
Even if she wins, the post-victory ceremony on the field feels like a retirement celebration. Gail King as he is The de facto emcee, Billie Jean King, spoke and Oprah Winfrey recounted another video montage. Retiring was not an easy decision, but after she won outright , fans will have another chance to cheer her on.