March 2, 2024
Serena Williams finally brought the curtain down on an incredible career Friday night as the 40-year-old succumbed to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the U.S. Open.

Serena Williams finally brought the curtain down on an incredible career Friday night as the 40-year-old succumbed to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the U.S. Open.

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Serena Williams, of the United States, reacts in the third set against Ajla Tomljanovic, of Austrailia, during the third round of the U.S. Open tennis championships, Friday, Sept. 2, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
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SERENA AND VENUS WILLIAMS DUMPED OUT OF US OPEN DOUBLES AS RETIREMENT LOOMS

Watched by a raucous crowd, including her sister, Venus, in Flushing, New York, Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion and former world No. 1, lost 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 in an absorbing contest lasting more than three hours where she saved multiple match points.

She had briefly delayed her retirement with a shock win in the second round against World Number 2 Anett Kontaveit.

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Williams announced she would be “evolving away” from tennis after the U.S. Open in a cover story for Vogue earlier this year.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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