Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that she may soon retire after the US Open.
“There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction,” the 40-year-old, 23-time Grand Slam winner said in a post on Instagram.
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“That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun.
“I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks.”
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Williams won the last of her 23 Slams at the 2017 Australian Open when she was already pregnant with daughter, Olympia.
However, she has failed to add a 24th major which would take her level with Margaret Court’s all-time record.
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Her final attempt will come at the US Open in New York later this month.
Williams is currently competing at the Canadian Open in Toronto.
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