The 23-times singles Grand Slam champion’s 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 defeat sparked a flood of messages on social media, as present and previous athletes throughout game in addition to the sector at massive celebrated her achievements of the final 25 years
“Congrats on an amazing career, @SerenaWilliams! How lucky were we to be able to watch a young girl from Compton grow up to become one of the greatest athletes of all time,” Obama stated in a tweet.
Congrats on an awesome occupation, @SerenaWilliams! How fortunate we have been so that you could watch a tender woman from Compton gr… https://t.co/w9y4gZdt9z
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) 1662174120000
“I’m proud of you, my friend – and I can’t wait to see the lives you continue to transform with your talents.”
Former global primary King, who watched on from the stands on Friday, later tweeted that Williams would stay within the highlight.
“Her incredible career made its mark on tennis history. And yet her greatest contributions may be yet to come. Thank you, @serenawilliams. Your journey continues,” King stated.
Her unbelievable occupation made its mark on tennis historical past. And but her biggest contributions could also be but to come back. T… https://t.co/nCF8drtQb0
— Billie Jean King (@BillieJeanKing) 1662172244000
Swimming nice Michael Phelps hailed Williams no longer just for converting tennis but additionally empowering the following era.
“Her tennis accomplishments speak for themselves, but one of the things I admire about her is she simply doesn’t quit,” the Olympic champion stated.
It’s in point of fact been amusing to observe Serena no longer best alternate the game of tennis, however extra importantly, how she’s helped emp… https://t.co/yXyMguMp2n
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) 1662175098000
her will, her energy, her resolution…she merely by no means offers up. She’s a perfect instance to us all. Congrats and thanks, Serena!!
— Michael Phelps (@MichaelPhelps) 1662175118000
“On or off the court her will, her strength, her determination… she simply never gives up. She’s a great example to us all.”
Williams had credited Tiger Woods on Wednesday as one of the vital major causes she used to be nonetheless taking part in tennis. The golfing nice, who watched her beat global quantity two Anett Kontaveit on Wednesday, showered her with reward.
“@serenawilliams you’re literally the greatest on and off the court. Thank you for inspiring all of us to pursue our dreams. I love you little sis,” Woods tweeted.
.@serenawilliams you might be actually the best off and on the courtroom. Thank you for uplifting all folks to pursue ou… https://t.co/1ddCHoNMrF
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) 1662173487000
American global quantity 12 Coco Gauff stated Williams used to be the rationale she saved dreaming.
“The impact you’ve had on me goes beyond any words that can be put together and for that I say thank you, thank you, thank you, GOAT,” the 18-year-old stated, the use of the abbreviation for “greatest of all the time”.
Serena, THANK YOU. It is on account of you I imagine on this dream. The affect you’ve got had on me is going past any phrases… https://t.co/DVfqvMJKsf
— Coco Gauff (@CocoGauff) 1662173969000
Merci, @serenawilliamsThere won’t ever be any other Queen #RolandGarros https://t.co/0UCTFLHv5J
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) 1662172015000
Serena Williams held all 4 majors on the identical time.Twice. https://t.co/zILUSiWwDx
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) 1662173138000