Serena Williams started her professional tennis career at the age of 14 in October 1995. The elite tennis player previously announced her retirement after 27 years in the game. Serena recently advanced in the US Open with a big win on Wednesday night.
Serena Williams’ career isn’t finished yet. The tennis legend advanced in the US Open with a big win on Wednesday night. Tiger Woods was on hand to cheer it all on.
According to TMZ, Williams defeated No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in New York, 7-6 (4), 2-6, 6-2, dominating the third set. Despite just playing a few times prior to the major tournament this year, the 40-year-old looked to be in vintage form. For the evening, the venue was packed with celebrities.
Many believed this would be Serena’s final match of her career. Celebrities like Woods, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Spike Lee, Zendaya, Jared Leto, and others went wild after every point she won. After she triumphed, LeBron James cheered her from his couch, calling her the “G.O.A.T.”
Serena lingered on the court for several minutes after winning, soaking it all in. “It’s no rush here,” she said in a post-game interview.
I’m loving this crowd. Oh my goodness. It’s really fantastic. So there’s a little left in me.
Williams advanced to Wednesday’s match by defeating Danka Kovinic earlier in the week. She announced in early August that she would retire after the US Open, creating a huge demand for celebrities and regular people to witness her final moments on the court. Bill Clinton, Hugh Jackman, and Mike Tyson all attended Monday’s match to support tennis’ greatest of all time.
Every time she returned, she solidified her status as one of the game’s all-time greats. Serena will face Ajla Tomljanović in her next singles match on Friday. To get the latest updates, keep an eye on Thirsty.
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