Serena Williams loses to Ajla Tomljanovic in U.S. Open farewell

By Ind Job Info Team

After what was probably her final tennis match on Friday night, Serena Williams gave an emotional remark.


The 23-time Grand Slam winner survived five match points to extend the almost three-hour match, but she was unable to continue and was ousted from the U.S.

In what is anticipated to be her final match, Ajla Tomljanovic opened in the third round on Friday night, winning 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1.

"I've been down before. ... I don't really give up," Williams said. "In my career, I've never given up. In matches, I don't give up. Definitely wasn't giving up tonight."

She just announced to the public that she is ready to start "growing" away from her playing days as she turns 41 this month.

Everyone anticipated that this visit at Flushing Meadows would be her final performance; yet, she purposefully stayed evasive about it.

The first came in 1999 in New York, when Williams was a teen. Now she's married and a mother; her daughter, Olympia, turned 5 on Thursday.