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Serena Williams: tennis star celebrated in Toronto despite defeat

Serena Williams
Tennis star celebrated in Toronto despite defeat

Serena Williams after her last match in Toronto.

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Serena Williams said goodbye in Toronto to thunderous applause. She would like to retire from the tennis world soon.

It was probably her last game in Canada: After Serena Williams (40) announced that she was about to end her career, the tennis player won her match against Belinda Bencic (25) at the WTA tournament in Toronto with 2: 6 and 4: 6 lost. Despite the defeat, she was welcomed by the audience celebrated with standing ovations to thunderous applause.

Williams had previously announced in the magazine “Vogue”.that she will soon say goodbye to tennis and want to concentrate on her family, among other things. “I’m evolving away from tennis towards other things that are important to me,” she explained. “I’m terrible with goodbyes, the worst in the world,” wrote the tennis star, among other things.

Visibly touched at the farewell

She confirmed this again in Toronto: “As I said in my article, I’m terrible with goodbyes.” Nevertheless, she gave a “Goodbye, Toronto!”. She has spent wonderful times in the city on and off the court and wants to visit Toronto privately in the future. Williams thanked him “from the bottom of his heart” and was visibly touched. It has been a pleasure for her to play in front of the audience over the years.

It is currently not clear when exactly Williams wants to end her career. “The countdown has started”, explained Williams, who still wants to look forward to the “coming few weeks”. She will probably still play the US Open, which starts on August 29: “I don’t know if I’ll be ready for New York, but I’ll try.”

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