Goodbyeing our heroes is never easy. especially the ones who have had the kind of influence Serena Williams has. She has worked for women (particularly black women) to have access to the possibilities the rest of the world enjoys throughout the course of her lengthy tennis career, challenging every stereotype and breaking every glass ceiling in the process.
She has since made the decision to stop playing tennis at the age of 41. She does so without remorse after rising to become one of the greatest players ever. I’ll tell you why she’s walking away.
It’s good to know that Serena Williams’ choice to leave the tennis world was solely a personal one. She wasn’t compelled to retire early by any accidents or catastrophes. She simply wanted to put other things front and centre. Specifically, hers and Olympia’s. Serena said how eager her daughter was to become a big sister, and the tennis player wished Olympia could benefit from the help that siblings can provide and that she was fortunate to have. She therefore made the decision to give up tennis and concentrate on growing her family.
The phrase “retirement” has never appealed to her, she said. “The word “evolution” perfectly captures what I’m doing. I’m here to let you know that my priorities are shifting away from tennis and toward other things. I quietly founded the venture capital business Serena Ventures a few years ago. I had a family not long after that. I wish to expand that family.” She added that although she wished she didn’t have to choose between the two, she is currently most interested in concentrating on her family.
American tennis player Serena Jameka Williams was born on September 26, 1981. She has held the top spot in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) singles rankings for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 straight weeks. She has also finished the year as the No. 1 player five times. She has won 23 Grand Slam singles championships, which is the second-most ever (after Margaret Court’s 24) and the most of any player during the Open Era.