World No. 1 Daniil Medvedev, 2021 US Open semifinalist Felix Auger-Aliassime and American tennis star Frances Tiafoe sent a warm retirement message to Serena Williams. Auger-Aliassime, who is now considered one of the brightest talents on the ATP Tour, thanked Williams for inspiring him to pursue a tennis career and believe success is possible.
«Serena, thank you for everything you did for tennis, thank you for inspiring me and many others to chase your dreams, dream big and work hard and try to achieve your best in your career. You still inspire me today, I wish you well.» better for you and your family in the future,» Auger-Aliassime said in a video for the ATP Tour.
Medvedev to Williams: You are amazing and I wish you all the best
«Hello Serena, I wish you a happy retirement if we can say this. As I know tennis, you were there and you are an amazing champion. I wish you all the best and yes you are just amazing, keep going.» being so,» Medvedev said in his message to Williams.
Frances Tiafoe, who is now one of the top black athletes in the game, thanked Williams for inspiring him to play tennis and showing him that success is possible with the right work ethic. In recent years, Tiafoe spoke several times about how Williams paved the way for black athletes like himself to succeed in tennis.
“Thank you for, you know, taking me under your wing,” Tiafoe said. “That I can call you friend is incredible. You know, I’ve seen you play and I see what you’ve done for so many years, you won Slams when I was a year old and you know, what you did will live forever.» Williams is becoming one of the greatest and most influential athletes in history of sport.