Serena Williams: Tennis legend bids farewell to the sport in emotional interview

Serena Williams: Tennis legend bids farewell to the sport in emotional interview

  • Serena Williams has revealed plans to step away from tennis in the near future, permanently
  • The 23-time grand slam champion believes it is time to focus on other things like family
  • Part of the reason she wants to call it quits on a lucrative career is to focus on having a second child with her husband Alexis Ohanian

Tennis star Serena Williams has revealed plans retire from tennis after the US open as a lucrative career comes to an end.

Williams, 40, wrote in the latest issue of Vogue that she planned on ‘evolving’ away from the sport to concentrate on her family.

She also revealed she and her hubby, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were trying for baby number 2.

“The word ‘retirement 'doesn't feel like a modern word to me,” she wrote.
“I've been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. “

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“Maybe the best word to describe what I'm up to is evolution,' she continued. 'I'm here to tell you that I'm evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”

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Williams expressed her intense desire to spend more time with her family, as well as her other business ventures, as the key reasons she wanted to step away from tennis.

The powerful tennis star, who has 23 grand slam titles under her belt has her own venture capital firm, Serena Ventures, which is doing quite well in the market today.

She is also minority owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins along with her younger sister Venus.