Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam champion who has been the face of tennis since profitable her first US Open in 1999, stated Tuesday that she deliberate to retire from the game after enjoying another time within the event, which starts later this month.
Williams, who way back transcended her recreation as a dominant cultural determine, stated in an as-told-to duvet tale for Vogue that she has “never liked the word retirement,” and most well-liked the phrase “evolution” to explain her subsequent steps. “I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me,” together with operating together with her challenge capital company and rising her circle of relatives.
Williams stated that she and her husband, Alexis Ohanian, deliberate to have every other kid.
“In the remaining 12 months, Alexis and I’ve been seeking to have every other kid, and we lately were given some knowledge from my physician that put my thoughts comfortable and made me really feel that on every occasion we are able, we will be able to upload to our circle of relatives. I surely do not wish to be pregnant once more as an athlete. I want to be two ft into tennis or two ft out.”
Williams, whose last Grand Slam tournament victory was at the Australian Open in 2017, was eliminated from Wimbledon in June in the first round.
This is a developing story and will be updated.