Serena Williams, the winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, and who has spent a first-rate 319 weeks of her career as Women’s no 1, subsequently determined to name it an afternoon the day past, and introduced her retirement from the game. Williams, 37, selected, it needs to be stated, a as a substitute atypical time to announce her retirement, slap-bang within the center of the Rogers Cup final in Toronto, towards the nineteen-12 months-old Canadian, Bianca Andreescu.
Andreescu becomes leading 3-1 in the first set, and, despite the fact that down ruin of provider, Williams nonetheless had each chance of rescuing the set and the suit, but opted to throw the towel in, and surpassed the Canadian victory.
“I’ve grown up watching Serena beat the competition out of sight, and I expected her to be a bit more gracious. To pull out of a game – a final for goodness’ sake! – was a bit rude, and then to go the whole hog and bring the curtain down on such an illustrious career just because the match is not going your way … it’s a bit much, to be honest.” This is what Andreescu said after her match with Serena Williams.