LeBron James Praises Serena Williams After Tennis Superstar Exits US Open

LeBron James Praises Serena Williams After Tennis Superstar Exits US Open

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:10 PM
  • LeBron James took time to recognise Serena Williams as one of the best ever players in women's tennis
  • Williams endured another painful loss as she seited the US Open in the third round but her legacy in the game remains unscathed
  • James recorded a video of himself making goat sounds as Williams competed at the Arthur Ashe

Basketball legend LeBron james has shared a moving message to Serena Williams after she exited the US Open.

Williams unsuccessfully tried once again to win a 24th Grand Slam but was stopped in her tracks by Ajila Tomljanovic in the third round in a thrilling three-hour game on Arthur Ashe.

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Serena Williams in action against Ajla Tomljanovic during the third round of the US Open. Photo by Tim Clayton.
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That loss notwithstanding, Williams remains one of the most successful and dominant female tennis players in history. She had hinted at retiring after the US Open but as the Daily Mail reports, she has left the door open for a possible return.

I'm literally playing my way into this and getting better. I should've started sooner this year! I don't think so, but you never know. I don't know.

But even as the 40-year-old broke down after her exit, she continued to receive love and adulation from all quarters.

In a session with the Uninterrupted, James was full of kind word for a woman who defined professional tennis.

Wow, where do I start. First of all, I can start by just saying congratulations to you, to an unbelievable career. You're a GOAT. What you have done for the sport of tennis, what you've done for women, and what you've done for the category of sport, period, is unprecedented. It's been an honor to watch your journey.

The Los Angeles Lakers star also recorded a video of him making goat sounds at Serena as the US Open went on.

Serena Willians names a star-studded list as her favourite sports people of all time

This comes at a time when Williams had mentioned James in her list of all time greats. Sports Brief had reported that Williams took time to shed light on some of her favourite athletes. Top of the list was Lewis Hamilton, the seven-time Formula 1 Champion.

Things might not be going according to plan for Hamilton and Mercedes at the moment, but he remains to be the most decorated driver in Formula 1 history.

Williams also mentioned LeBron James as one of the best players in the history of the NBA. She also added Michael Jordan to the list. Jordan and James have often been compared as the best-ever basketballers.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)
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