Serena Williams Tearfully Thanks
Multiple grand slam winner, Serena Williams, broke down in tears as she expressed gratitude to her parents, Richard and Oracene, as well as her sister, Venus.
On the court of the US Open, after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Saturday, Williams said, “Thank you daddy, I know you’re watching. Thanks mum! I want to thank everyone that’s been here, been on my side for so many years, decades, literally decades! It all started with my parents and they deserve everything. So I am very grateful to them. These are happy tears, I guess!”
To her older sister, she said, “I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus. So thank you, Venus. She’s the only reason Serena Williams ever existed.”
Before the US Open, Williams had revealed that she would be retiring soon.
World Tennis champion, Serena Williams retires after winning 73 titles in 27 years, bids farewell at US Open 🎾
🏆 186 consecutive weeks at No. 1
🏆 4x Olympic gold medalist
🏆 23 Grand Slam singles titles
🏆 14 Grand Slam doubles titles
🏆 367 major match wins
🏆 6 US Open titles
Only tennis player to achieve the career Golden Slam in both singles and doubles 🥇