Serena Williams’ legendary tennis career likely over after third-round singles’ play loss at US Open
Serena Williams was defeated by Laura Robson of Australia for her match at Wimbledon
Williams’ tennis career may be coming to an end after she lost a close third-seeded match at Wimbledon.
The 38-year-old was defeated 6-0, 6-0 by Australia’s Laura Robson in the third-round singles’ play-off, which was set on Centre Court and Williams will now compete for a spot at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Her US Open experience will be remembered for her historic first-round victory over top-seeded and defending champion Justine Henin.
Williams’ first match at the US Open
She then played two other first round matches in singles and was defeated by Australian Samantha Stosur and then by world No.1 Victoria Azarenka.
Williams, who is now playing a part-time professional tennis career, may now retire.
Serena Williams’ tennis career and career highlights Serena Williams has a total of 19 Grand Slam singles titles which take her to a record eight Grand Slam singles titles. She also has 31 Grand Slam doubles titles, the most of any woman. She has a total of 13 doubles Olympic medals as well. In addition, she won 17 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles, and three Olympic gold medals.
She reached the finals at Wimbledon for the third consecutive time at 22 and 30, and in 2002, 2006 and 2017 she made the final at the US Open, Olympic Games and Summer Olympics.
Williams came under fire after she said she had “no idea if” she will play singles at the 2016 Olympics or Wimbledon.
The USTA told the Associated Press that tennis was not a prerequisite for competing in tennis at the Olympics.
“I am not going to comment on that,” USTA chief Sarah Hughes told the Associated Press. “I’m not the authority on this. The USTA is not the authority on this. I don’t know if Serena will play singles in the Olympics or not