American tennis player Serena Williams, winner 23 titles The Grand Slam tennis player announced in a letter published this Tuesday in Vogue magazine that she was ready to quit tennis in the coming weeks, suggesting that it would happen after the US Open.
The tennis player competing in the tournament these days, torontoexplained that she doesn’t like to use the word withdraw and is thinking about it”transition“which you prefer to describe as”evolution“.
“I am here to say that I have evolved from tennis to tennis. other things more important for me”, the tennis player wrote 40 years, Among the reasons given by him, the desire to be a mother stands out.
Williams has a daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanyan Jr. She was born on September 1, 2017, after a complicated birth with a pulmonary embolism.
The tennis player, who is considered the greatest in history and will turn 41 at the end of September, said that Olympia wanted a sister and “sometimes before bed, pray to Jehovah to bring him a sister. (She doesn’t want any men!)”.
Williams, who won his first match in over a year yesterday, Toronto Masters He added to the Spaniard Nuria Párrizas Díaz that if he were a man, he would not need to write his letter.
“I’d be playing outside and winning while my wife was doing physical work to expand our family. Maybe I’d be more Tom Brady if I had the opportunity. And don’t get me wrong: I love being a wife and loved every second of Olympia’s pregnancy,” she added.
He also found that, unlike other athletes who quit tennis when they felt their time had come, withdrawing from the competition did not bring personal joy and he felt it. “great pain” because she had to choose between her professional career and her private life.
“i love to win. i love to fight. I love to entertain. I’m not sure all actors see it that way but I love the acting aspect, I like being able to entertain people every week.”
Williams has not made it clear that he will retire after the election. US OpenHe said that he will try to win the race, which will start on August 29 in New York, and that he does not want to have a final goodbye on the track.
The tennis player ended his letter emotionally. thank the fans the support they provide.
“Please let them know that I am more grateful than words can express. victories and a lot mugs. I’m gonna miss that girl version of me playing tennis. I will miss you,” she concluded.
Serena Williams became a professional tennis player at the age of 14. Won 23 Grand Slam tournaments.
Williams, who He started his professional career in 1995. and the sister of tennis player Venus Williams, won her first singles title, the US Open, in 1999.
Inside 2002 He won his first Roland Garros by decisively defeating his sister Venus and won his first Wimbledon that same year.
Serena Williams won seven times Australian Open, seven more Wimbledons, six US Open and three Roland Garros.