Serena Williams Says Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And In Her Own Words

Tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement in a Vogue article published Tuesday.

“I have never liked the word ‘retirement,‘” Williams wrote. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is ‘evolution.

Williams, who turns 41 next month, has 73 career singles titles, 23  career doubles titles and over $94 million in career winnings.

Williams is widely hailed as one of the greatest athletes of all time.

In her Vogue piece, she noted that some of her detractors point out that  she hasn’t won the most Grand Slam titles in women’s tennis history,  however.

She said she will retire after the U.S. Open, which will run from late August into September.

Williams focused on her family in the announcement, writing that her nearly five-year-old daughter wants to be an older sister.

Williams wrote that only 2% of venture capital goes to women and that  “in order for us to change that, more people who look like me need to be  in that position, giving money back to themselves.”

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