23 Grand Slam winner, American super star, Serena Williams has played her last professional Tennis match after being knocked out of the US Open by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the tournament.
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.
After crashing out, Serena waved goodbye to her fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium whilst the track ‘Simply The Best’ played over the loudspeakers as background song.
The 40-year -old gave an impression that her professional career as a Tennis player has ended.
Recall that Serena had intially retired from the game before she was given a wild card into the US open alongside her sister, Venus to serve as testimonial match.
Although, the Williams sisters crashed out in the second round of the tournament but Serena carried on in the singles game before losing out to Tomljanovic in the third round.
She said “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.”