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Serena Williams lost her secondUS Open tune-up match in which she participated. This is because after her final grand slam of the year, she indicated that she is likely to be away from tennis.
Williams beat reigning US Open champion Emara Dukanuat the Western & Southern Open in Ohio on Tuesday night, where she went 6-4 6-0 in straights. lost in a set.
The event was her second tune-up her match prior to the Grand Slam tournament held at her Meadows in Flushing, New York. Williams lost in straight sets to Belinda her Bencic last week in Toronto. Before her essay was published in Vogue, she defeated Nuria Palisas-Díaz for her first win since the 2021 French Open.
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Serena Williams (left), Emma of Great Britain, after her match at the Western &Amp. Shaking hands with Radukanu. Southern Open Tennis Tournament on August 16, 2022 in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Raducanu entered the tournament ranked 13th in the world. She hadn't won a match since she faced Camila Osorio at the City Open in Washington. She lost in straight sets to Camilla Her Giorgi at her National Bank Open in Toronto.
Williams, 40, is on his way out of the sport with 23 Grand Slam titles to his name. This is the most in his Open Era and the second all-time title behind Margaret on his Court. She gets another chance to tie the court record. She lost in the first round at Wimbledon earlier in the summer.
Britain's Emma Raducanu is against Serena Williams during the Western & reacting after scoring a point. Southern Open Tennis Tournament on August 16, 2022 in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)
Williams admitted in her essay that there was no "happiness" in making the announcement, but she "Whatever happens, I was ready."
"For me there is no happiness on this subject," she wrote. "I know it's not normal to say this, but I'm in a lot of pain. It's the most painful thing I can imagine. I hate it. I have to come to this crossroads." I hate to have to, I keep telling myself, I wish it was easy, but it's not, I'm torn, I don't want it to end, but at the same time I'm following
Serena Williams loses first match since announcing retirement
Legend John McEnroe told Fox News Digital over the weekend that Williams' career has been mediocre. with all-time greats.
“To me, Selena is the greatest female athlete in the history of sports. One of the great athletes.Tom Brady,Michael Jordan or whatever you want to say...She's 40.She's done it all in tennis.She has nothing to prove
Scored a point against Emma Raducanu. Serena Williams reacts after&UK during Western amp Southern Open tennis tournament August 16, 2022 in Mason, Ohio.(AP Photo/Jeff Dean)
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"She wants more kids. That's great. She has a lot of other interests. People want to be part of what she's doing. She's doing great." We were, she wanted a few wins, a win or two, an all-time record break, two wins after giving birth to her daughter.
The US Open is set for August 29th and ends September 11th.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Ryan Gaydos is a sports editor for Fox News and Fox Business. Story tips can be sent to Ryan.Gaydos@fox.com.