Serena Williams loses at U.S. Open in what could be last match of career

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all right. Women people of color always put down because of the way they look or some people’s ideas think they can’t do as much. So putting serena as *** role model and all she’s done is really good to have the motivation that she has and have just the capacity to take whatever is thrown at her. Like that’s something that you can use in your everyday life too. She is playing against the very girls that were inspired by her, those chocolate girls that said this is *** tennis club sport. But God, if serena and venus can dominate, why can’t I? She, outside of her tennis career started advocating for women. She has *** venture capitalist firm that only invest mostly in women when she she had her challenges having her daughter, what did she do? She advocated and invested in black women and their poor maternal rates. Like she has always been sort of this bastion of change of influence of being yourself, of speaking up for yourself. And I just think that she has been such *** part of our lives for so long that we this is truly the end of an era and something that I’m still trying to come to terms with, if I’m being honest

Serena Williams lost what is expected to be the last match of her transcendent tennis career Friday night, eliminated from the U.S. Open in the third round by Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 before an electric crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.Unwilling to go quietly, Williams staved off five match points to prolong the three-hours-plus proceedings, as some spectators stood to watch, camera phones at the ready. No one — save, of course, Tomljanovic — wanted this to end.It did on Tomljanovic’s sixth chance when Williams netted a shot.Williams turns 41 this month and recently told the world that she is ready to start “evolving” away from her playing days — she expressed distaste for the word “retirement” — and while she has remained purposely vague about whether this appearance at Flushing Meadows definitely would represent her final tournament, everyone assumes it will be.Video above: Serena Williams’ impact felt in Black AmericaIf this was, indeed, the last hurrah, she took her fans on a thrill-a-minute throwback ride at the hard-court tournament that was the site of a half-dozen of her 23 Grand Slam championships. The first came in 1999 in New York when Williams was just 17.But she faltered against Tomljanovic, a 29-year-old Australian who is ranked 46th. Williams gave away leads in each set, including the last, in which she was up 1-0 before dropping the final six games.

Serena Williams lost what is expected to be the last match of her transcendent tennis career Friday night, eliminated from the U.S. Open in the third round by Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5, 6-7 (4), 6-1 before an electric crowd at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

Unwilling to go quietly, Williams staved off five match points to prolong the three-hours-plus proceedings, as some spectators stood to watch, camera phones at the ready. No one — save, of course, Tomljanovic — wanted this to end.

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It did on Tomljanovic’s sixth chance when Williams netted a shot.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 02: Serena Williams of the United States reacts in the third set against Ajla Tomlijanovic of Australia during their Women's Singles Third Round match on Day Five of the 2022 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 02, 2022 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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Serena Williams of the United States reacts in the third set against Ajla Tomlijanovic of Australia during their Women’s Singles Third Round match on Day Five of the 2022 U.S. Open.

Williams turns 41 this month and recently told the world that she is ready to start “evolving” away from her playing days — she expressed distaste for the word “retirement” — and while she has remained purposely vague about whether this appearance at Flushing Meadows definitely would represent her final tournament, everyone assumes it will be.

Video above: Serena Williams’ impact felt in Black America

If this was, indeed, the last hurrah, she took her fans on a thrill-a-minute throwback ride at the hard-court tournament that was the site of a half-dozen of her 23 Grand Slam championships. The first came in 1999 in New York when Williams was just 17.

But she faltered against Tomljanovic, a 29-year-old Australian who is ranked 46th. Williams gave away leads in each set, including the last, in which she was up 1-0 before dropping the final six games.

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