Serena Williams announces she will retire after 2022 US Open

One of the greatest athletes of all time, Serena Williams, made her retirement from tennis official on Tuesday. She will stop competing after the 2022 US Open at the end of August.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion expressed her readiness to move on to new endeavours in a piece she wrote for Vogue and in a post on Instagram.

For the previous five years, the question of when Williams would retire had replaced the earlier one of if. She won the Australian Open in 2017 at the age of 35 while eight weeks pregnant.

Williams claimed in Vogue that she hasn't really been able to bring up even the idea of retirement with anyone outside of her therapist.

Williams became a professional in 1995 at the age of 14, and as a teenager phenom, she won her first grand slam championship at the US Open at the age of 17.

Williams has won 23 grand slam singles titles, which is a record for the Open era. She has earned $94,588,910 in prize money and many more in endorsements.

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