The tip got here all of a sudden for Serena Williams in tonight’s US Open singles match. However she battled till the final. Now the query stays if we’ve seen the final of one of many best ladies’s tennis gamers of all-time.
With the capability Flushing Meadows crowd roaring on each Williams shot and groaning when she missed, Williams staved off match level six instances within the third set throughout her match towards Croatian-Australian Ajla Tomljanovic. She ultimately fell within the third set 7-5, 6-7, 6-1.
Williams acknowledged the group cheers when all of it ended, elevating her hand to thank her followers. In a tearful post-match interview, she stated, “Thanks a lot. I attempted.” Thanked her father and former coach, and “everybody who has been on my facet so a few years. It began with my dad and mom. And it began with them, and I’m actually grateful to them. These are completely satisfied tears.” She additionally thanked her sister, Venus, her doubles associate. “She’s the one cause Serena Williams existed.”
“It’s been a enjoyable journey,” she stated, as the group cheered.
Ajla Tomljanovic was gracious in her post-match interview. “I like Serena as a lot as you do.” She added, “She’s the best of all-time. Interval.”
Williams has been the singles No. 1 for a file 186 consecutive weeks and received 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her lengthy profession, the second-most of all-time behind Margaret Courtroom.
Williams appeared to depart the door open to a possible return at one level. “You by no means know,” she stated.