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Tennis reaction to Serena Williams announcing retirement

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Below is a response to Serena Williams, who announced on Tuesday that she will retire from sports following the National Open.

Former world number one Billie Jean King

"When Serena leaves tennis, she leaves as the best player in the sport. Inspires a new generation of players and fans. After a career given, she will be forever known as the champion who won the court and gained worldwide recognition in sports. "

Former world number one John McKenlow is in America today

"She should do whatever she wants. She is an icon. Her position in American society is after everything she has achieved, after everything she has achieved. , She went to a place that deserves it.

"I don't know the answer if she wants to play again. I don't think she needs to play again. She's Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Tom Brady is at that level.

"She seems to be one of the greatest athletes in the history of any sport, male or female. It's her life. Seems like a great place in the world. She added a lot.

"The person who watched the movie (King Richard) understands where they came from and where she is now. So can she spend the rest of her life "not bad"?

Former World Number 3 to ESPN Pam Shriver

"She influenced tennis on and off the court. She brought tennis into pop culture from the sports page." She bridges the diversity of people and backgrounds of all ages. She became a great spokesman, philanthropist and matured in front of us.

"Sure, she had a difficult moment to see with her at the US Open, but in the end she'll go down as just one of the great athletes, though it's tennis, In the history of sports.

"Thinking about her longevity ... she won a major as a teenager in the 90's and is still competing in 2022, her record at the Olympics, Major Doubles with Venus. The final ... I was able to continue. "


" The legacy she left behind throughout her tennis career is probably touched by other players. I don't think she can. I think her lifelong legacy can inspire more generations. "

Former Danish Open Champion Caroline Wozniacki

"I love you and I'm very proud."

American tennis player Taylor Townsend

"I love you Serena! With you @ venuswilliams thank you for the paved road where I am here and allow me and my son to live a life! You will miss but very excited to see what happens next


"Ultimate rival !!! Congratulations on your influential career @SerenaWilliams."

Canada Tennis player Rebecca Marino

"Selena influenced all players on the tour. She also has a presence on the court and tennis. In terms of the number of people who are paying attention to, it has brought tennis to spectators around the world. (Edited by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bangalore and Frank Pingue in Toronto)