Serena Williams says she is able to step away from tennis after profitable 23 Grand Slam titles, turning her focus to having one other youngster and her enterprise pursuits.
“I am turning 41 this month, and one thing’s obtained to provide,” Williams wrote in an essay launched Tuesday by Vogue journal.
Williams mentioned she doesn’t just like the phrase retirement and prefers to consider this stage of her life as “evolving away from tennis, towards different issues which can be necessary to me.”
Williams is taking part in this week in Toronto, at a hard-court event that leads into the U.S. Open, the yr’s final Grand Slam occasion, which begins in New York on Aug. 29.
The American has received extra Grand Slam singles titles within the skilled period than some other girl or man. Just one participant, Margaret Court docket, collected extra, 24, though she received a portion of hers within the novice period.