The US Open 2022 rewrote tennis history for many reasons, the most important and symbolic being the final career match of Serena Williams. A moment of emotion and tears, a hug that includes more than twenty years of tennis and three generations of athletes: pure poetry on the hard-court of the Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion announced that the US Open would be her last tournament, but many were inspired to watch her last dance. One began to believe in the company after a win over the number two seed Kontaveit, after which the American lost to Australian Ajala Tomjanovic instead.
After the match, Serena made the following statements: “Playing like this made my retirement easier. But it was also a little difficult. I’ve improved week by week since my return. Overall, it leaves a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. I know that if I had started again earlier, maybe I could have achieved a higher level of my tennis.”
But I don’t know, I’m happy with my career. “I’ve spent my whole life in the field and that makes me happy because that’s what I’ve always wanted to do.”
Serena Williams is better than Roger Federer.
Serena Williams’ match against Tomljanovic was watched by millions of viewers around the world.
VIPs in the stadium and crowds in front of the televisions witnessed the final moments of what many consider to be the greatest tennis player of all time. According to reporter Jimmy Traina, Serena Williams’ latest challenge was the most-watched tennis match in ESPN history, drawing 4.8 million viewers.
The previous record was 3.9 million viewers for the Wimbledon final won by Federer in 2012. Now Serena is starting another chapter of her life: family, business and more!