Serena Williams is widely considered to be the greatest female tennis player of all time. Williams won 23 Grand Slam singles titles during a career than spanned over two decades. Tonight, she bid adieu to the beloved sport.

Williams, who is 40, played her final match on Friday. She lost to Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the U.S. Open. Tomljanović took the first set, 7-5, but Williams bounced back in the second with a 7-6 (7-4) comeback.

She would fall to her opponent in the third round, 6-1. The legendary tennis player was quite emotional during the post-match interview. Williams thanked her parents for their support over the years and gave a special tribute to her sister, Venus Williams, who was in attendance to show her support.

“I wouldn’t be Serena if if wasn’t for Venus. She is the only reason Serena Williams ever existed… It’s been a fun ride. It’s been the most incredible ride and journey I’ve ever been on in my life.”

Williams’ was cheered on by supporters including golf great Tiger Woods, who was there to support the Tennis star. She finishes her career with seven Australian Open victories and seven Wimbledon titles.

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