Serena Williams: “After careful consideration and following the advice of my doctors and medical team, I have decided to withdraw from tennis.” Serena Williams lost her first match since announcing her retirement from tennis, falling 6-2 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the National Bank Open on Wednesday night. After the match, organisers gave her an emotional farewell, with Williams’ appearance expected to be her last in Canada.
All on their feet: As expected, the entire crowd stood up to say goodbye to one of the best tennis players in history. The reaction certainly got to Serena, who was unable to hold back tears during the emotional moment. “It’s just been so memorable,” said Williams. “Like I said in my article, I’m terrible at goodbyes. But goodbye, Toronto.”
Toronto has been a welcome spot for Serena, having been crowned champion there three times. However at the age of 40, Williams was no match for Bencic. The next few weeks will be emotional ones for Serena, who is expected to say goodbye to the sport following her appearance at the US Open.
Serena Williams has been talking about pregnancy and having another baby following the growing up of her first child, Olympia Alexis Ohanian Jnr. When the rumours began to spread that tennis legend Serena Williams is pregnant, it did not take long for many people to deny that this was true.
However, so many people were very shocked when Serena’s publicist, Kelly Bush Novak, officially confirmed that the greatest ever female tennis player is pregnant, although it seems that there were none quite as shocked as the superstar herself.
The photo posted on Snapchat with the baby bump and then removed a few mins after had left some doubts about Serena Williams’s pregnancy.
This is a developing story… However, rumour has it that Serena Williams pulled out of U.S. Open because she’s pregnant with 2nd child. Serena is worried it’s too late to give her daughter a sibling…
Serena Williams’ Retirement: Having recorded one of her earliest losses in Grand Slams in nearly a year Serena Williams has given rise to yet another batch of retirement rumours and conversations about her age and longevity on the tour.