Srinagar: US Tennis Superstar Sarena Williams has talked about her retirement from the professional Tennis ahead of the US Open 2022.
Serena, 40 has clinched 73 career singles title during her illustrious career, which includes 23 Grand Slam trophies as well.
Her last title was in 2017 at the Australian Open.
Williams on Tuesday revealed in a magazine article published online that she plans to bid adieu to the sport following the end of US Open 2022.
On Monday, Serena played her second singles match in this calendar year since returning to action at Wimbledon in June.
“I have never liked the word retirement,” Williams wrote in a Vogue article. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”
“A few years ago I quietly started Serena Ventures, a venture capital firm. Soon after that, I started a family. I want to grow that family.”
“There are people who say I’m not the GOAT (greatest of all time) because I didn’t pass Court’s record, which she achieved before the ‘Open era’ that began in 1968,” former world number one Williams said.
“I’d be lying if I said I didn’t want that record. Obviously I do. But day to day, I’m really not thinking about her. If I’m in a Slam final, then yes, I’m thinking about that record. Maybe I thought about it too much, and that didn’t help.”
With Serena opting to play at the US Open later this month, she will have one last shot at levelling the all-time record.
“I don’t know if I will be ready to win New York. But I’m going to try,” she said.