Serena Williams staved off five match points in the third set but eventually fell to Ajla Tomljanovic in what could be the legend’s final match.
“Thank you daddy, I know you’re watching. Thanks mom,” Williams said before starting to cry during her post-match on-court interview with ESPN’s Mary Joe Fernandez. “Everyone that’s here, that’s been on my side, for decades, literally decades…
“These are happy tears, I guess. I don’t know. And I wouldn’t be Serena if there wasn’t Venus, so thank you Venus. She’s the only reason Serena Williams ever existed… It’s been a fun ride. It’s been the most incredible ride of my life.”
Serena Williams’ US Open – and probably her career – ends with loss to Tomljanović https://t.co/bAHdKNwaCx
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