- Serena Williams’ daughter was present as her mother began her last dance in the US Open on Tuesday
- Williams’ daughter Olympia joined other spectators as they gave the tennis legend a warm welcome as she appeared on court for her last tournament
- The legendary American tennis star will officially retire from the sport at the end of the US Open
Serena Williams has begun the start of the tournament, which will mark the last of her illustrious career.
The legendary American star took to the court at the Arthur Ashe stadium to start her final US Open tournament on Tuesday, August 30, 2022.
In a video posted on social media, sighted by Sports Brief, Williams' proud daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian was among the crowd who gave the 23-time grand slam winner a rapturous standing ovation as she walked out of the tunnel.
Serena Williams, who announced she would be retiring at the end of the US Open, began the tournament with a comfortable win over Danka Kovinic.
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The 4-times Olympic gold medalist is hoping to add the US Open to her collection of titles before she signs out after a successful career.
Serena Williams will equal Margaret Court's record as the female player with the most grand slams if she wins the 2022 US Open.
Serena Williams to retire after US Open
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that tennis star Serena Williams has revealed plans to 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.
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She also revealed she and her hubby, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian were trying for baby number 2.
Tunisia's Ons Jabeur becomes first African woman to reach grand slam final
Tunisian tennis star Ons Jabeur defeated Tatjana Maria of Germany, becoming the first African to reach a Grand Slam final at Wimbledon.
Having already become the first female African tennis player to make it to a Grand Slam semi-final, she bested Germany's Tatjana Maria 6-2, 3-6 and 6-1 on the centre court on Thursday, July 7.
Jabeur will meet the winner of the semi-final tie between Simona Halep of Romania and Kazakhstan's Elena Rybakina on Saturday, July 9.