Serena Williams Retires From Tennis

Written by Monkey Woods

Monday, 12 August 2019

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Williams prepares to serve her last

Serena Williams, the winner of 39 Grand Slam tennis titles, and who has spent an incredible 319 weeks of her career as Women's number 1, finally decided to call it a day yesterday, and announced her retirement from the game.

Williams, 37, chose, it has to be said, a rather peculiar time to announce her retirement, slap-bang in the middle of the Rogers Cup final in Toronto, against the 19-year-old Canadian, Bianca Andreescu.

Andreescu was leading 3-1 in the first set, and, although down a break of service, Williams still had every chance of rescuing the set and the match, but opted to throw the towel in, and handed the Canadian victory.

Andreescu said later:

"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."

Williams said she was unwilling to speak to The Spoof.com staff.

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