Tennis star Serena Williams, 40, is retiring after the US Open later this month.
He confirmed this himself on his own Instagram and Twitter profiles.
– I have reached a point in my life where I have decided to do something else, he wrote.
– It’s a difficult decision, because I left something I love very much, explained Williams.
Tennis expert and commentator Ola Bentzen told Dagbladet she was not surprised.
– It’s been a bit on the cards. I think it is a reasonable decision. “It’s always sad to lose such a personality, but he’s played so little in the last two or three years that I think people have gotten used to the idea,” said Bentzen.
– How would you describe his career?
– Fantastic. He was absolutely outstanding for a period, but didn’t manage the last record with the number of Grand Slams, which I think he was very thirsty for. He might be a little disappointed by that. But beyond that, he has achieved and won more or less everything. It was an honor to follow him, said Bentzen.
The 40-year-old has won 34 grand slam titles, 19 in singles, 13 in doubles, all with sister Venus Williams, and two in mixed doubles.
Williams has won 37 WTA tournaments in her career and 20 doubles tournaments.
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