Serena’s Williams Farewell: Stories from the leadup to the US Open

The discussion of tennis — and then some — for a large portion of the beyond three weeks has been about Serena Williams and her declaration that she is intending to quit playing proficient tennis.

That all paves the way to the U.S. Open, the year's last Grand Slam competition, which started Monday

with Williams planned to play her first-round match in Arthur Ashe Stadium around evening time.

The Associated Press has chronicled the leadup to her takeoff in words and photographs

since her disclosure recently that she is planning to "develop" away from her vocation as an expert competitor.

This guide offers a glance at Williams the player and Williams the individual, her achievements and her impact, as the 40-year-old American.

Prepares to move her concentration from serves and forehands to growing her family and chasing after financial matters.

Williams uncovered her arrangements in an exposition in Vogue magazine that was distributed Aug. 9. 

She didn't give a timetable and didn't say she was resigning, however that she was "developing away from tennis

toward different things that are mean quite a bit to me."

Alongside her financial matters, Williams said she needed to grow her loved ones. She and her significant other

Reddit prime supporter Alexis Ohanian, have a little girl, Olympia, who turns 5 on Thursday.

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