Aug. 11, 2022

American tennis legend Serena Williams, the winner of 23 Grand Slam titles, has announced that she will retire from professional tennis.


  • Serena has now set her eyes on the US Open which starts on the 29th of this month. It would be her last tournament.
  • Serena Williams first major title was the 1999 US Open, when she was 17. She won her last Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open when she was eight weeks' pregnant with daughter Olympia.
  • Serena and older sister Venus have been widely regarded as changing the face of tennis and inspiring future players, as well as pushing for gender equality.
  • She has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the Open Era, and the second-most of all time (behind Margaret Court's 24).
  • Serena has also won 73 WTA titles overall, including all four Slams at least three times, 39 combined major titles in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, 14 major doubles titles with sister Venus, four Olympic gold medals in singles and doubles 319 weeks at the top of the world rankings. 
Source : The Hindu