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Tiger Woods pioneer Serena Williams emerges as 'truly greatest' after finals

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Golf legend Tiger Woods, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, lost to Ajera Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open on Friday. The tennis tour concluded on Friday with the utmost respect and reverence for her sensational career. .

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. @serenawilliams you are the greatest on and off the court. Thank you for inspiring us all to pursue our dreams. I love you lady! ! ! ! ! !

Woods himself, a 15-time Grand Slam winner, was present when Williams upset No. 2 Annette Contavert in the second round.

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Williams previously cited Woods as the reason she continued to play professional tennis.

“He’s one of the reasons I’m here and one of the main reasons I’m still playing,” she told reporters ( h/t CNN’s George Ramsay).

“We talked a lot. He really wanted me to be motivated. There were a few people, but we Like: ‘Okay, we can do it together, you know?'” William, 40 James fought over Tomljanovic 5-7, 7-6(4), 1-6 in a match that lasted more than three hours.

With that, a 27-year career is over and Williams has left the game after writing one of the most remarkable stories in sports history.



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