US Open, Serena Williams’ career ends against Ajla Tomljanovic

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Big commotion on Arthur Ashe Stadium for the last match of an extraordinary career

He struggled, he tried, he wasted, he thrilled (once again) the New Yotk crowd, which flocked to enjoy his final feat. To extend an unrepeatable career. But in the end she didn’t make it. Serena Williams capitulated against Ajla Tomljanovic in a dramatic match, lived on the edge of tension and emotion.

A match marked by the many chances wasted by Serena, who had gone ahead 5-3 in the first set, only to lose 7-5, and even 5-2 in the second partial, then won only at the tie-break. Even in the deciding set, the American champion had started off on the right foot, going up 1-0, only to collapse 1-6 with the audience beginning to understand what was going on: ended with the last forehand dead in the net the unrepeatable career of Serena Williams, who did not hold back tears in the hot interview on the concrete of Arthur Ashe Stadium.

“Thank you all, you guys were amazing. I really tried every way. Thank you dad, thank you mom. Thank you really to everyone who came here, as well as everyone who has been there for me over the years. It all started, however, because of Mom and Dad. And I would never have been Serena without Venus. The only reason Serena Williams exists is because Venus Williams exists. It has been an amazing adventure, the most incredible journey I have ever been on. I am incredibly grateful to every person I have met in my life,” she began visibly moved.

“You ask me if there is any chance that I will change my mind? I don’t think so, I don’t know actually, but I honestly don’t think so. Thank you again to everyone!” the champion closed.

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