Tennis legend, Serena Williams, has hinted that she has played her last game after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open.
Tomljanovic needed six match points to deliver the knockout punch and end an engrossing three-plus-hour slugfest, winning 7-5 6-7 (7-4) 6-1.
Williams, 40, waved all sides of Arthur Ashe Stadium while ‘Simply The Best’ played over the loudspeakers.
“Thank you so much, you guys were amazing. I tried. Thank you, Daddy, I know you’re watching. Thanks Mom.
“I just thank everyone that’s here, that’s been on my side for so many years, literally decades, But it all started with my parents and they deserve everything so I’m really grateful for them. And I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus, so thank you, Venus. It’s been a fun ride,” she told the crowd.
When asked whether there could be another chapter, Williams added: “I don’t think so, but you never know.”