US Open 2022 | Serena Williams Retirement Inicia la leyenda: El mundo se rinde ante Serena Williams / Ready to find new Serena after U.S. Open exit

La multicampeona se retira tras 27 años de carrera al caer en el US Open

Serena Williams puso punto final a su carrera al caer en el US Open en la tercera ronda ante Ajla Tomljanovic, pero su despedida de las canchas solo es el inicio de la leyenda que labró en todos estos años y que el mundo entero se lo reconoce en redes sociales.

Desde atletas hasta expresidente y gente del mundo del espectáculo, todos mandaron un mensaje para reconocer la gran historia que dejó Serena Williams

La WTA no podía falta en la despedida de Serena y fueron los encargados de publicar un conmovedor video para honrarla.

Serena Williams representó en varias ocasiones a Estados Unidos en Juegos Olímpicos y el Team USA no se olvidó de felicitarla y recordar sus glorias

La organización del US Open se rindió ante Serena, torneo que fue el primer que conquistó. Así como la del Wimbledon, Australia Open y Roland Garros.

LeBron James posteó un video agradeciendo a Serena todo lo que hizo y lo que significó su carrera.

La joven tenista Coco Gauff dedicó un conmovedor mensaje a quien fuera su inspiración

Tiger Woods y Bo Jackson aparecieron en Twitter para reconocer la carrera de la menor de las Williams

El mundo del espectáculo se unió a los mensajes, como Samuel L. Jackson, Oprah Winfrey, Roxane Gay, Bill Gates y Michelle Obama

La cuenta oficial de los Juegos Olímpicos dedicaron un video a todos sus logros.

Russell Wilson, quien estuvo en el juego también dedicó un tweet. Además de Patrick Mahomes. REDACCIÓN MARCA CLARO

Williams ready to find new Serena after U.S. Open exit

  • Gritty Tomljanovic knocks Williams out in third-round slugfest
  • Williams expected to retire from tennis
  • “I have such a bright future ahead of me” – Williams”I feel like I belong here now” – Tomljanovic

NEW YORK, Sept 2 (Reuters) – A defiant Serena Williams bid an emotional good-bye to the U.S. Open with a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday, in what may have been the last singles match of her glittering career.

Defeat has always been hard to swallow for the fiercely competitive Williams and no doubt the 7-5 6-7 (4) 6-1 loss to the 46th ranked Australian stung her to her core.

But after a joyous run into the third round there was no shame in a loss to the gritty Tomljanovic, allowing the 23-times Grand Slam winner to exit with dignity intact and head held high.

Her three matches, highlighted by a second-round win over world number two Anett Kontaveit, were a gift to her fans, the relentless never-surrender attitude that made her tennis’ dominant player for over two decades on display right until the very final point.

“Clearly I’m still capable,” Williams told reporters. “But it takes a lot more than that.

“I’m ready to be a mom, explore a different version of Serena.

“Technically in the world I’m still super young, so I want to have a little bit of a life while I’m still walking.

“I have such a bright future ahead of me.”

Always up for a fight, the 40-year-old came out swinging, forcing Tomljanovic to go the distance.

The Australian needed six match points to deliver the knockout punch and bring an end to an engrossing three-plus-hour slugfest.

Without a WTA Tour title and never before going beyond the quarter-finals of any Grand Slam, Tomljanovic has spent most her career as one of tennis’ lesser-known names.

But now the 29-year-old will live on forever in tennis history and at sport trivia pub nights, as the answer to the question; “Who was the last player to beat Serena Williams”.

“No one’s going to pronounce my name right,” laughed Tomljanovic. “That’s going to suck.

“I don’t think I’ve been part of tennis history, so that’s pretty cool.”

Williams had signalled her intention to retire in a Vogue article in early August, saying she was “evolving away from tennis” but never confirming the U.S. Open as her final event.

Given the opportunity to put speculation to rest that the U.S. Open may not be the end, Williams left the door open just a crack.

By Steve Keating