the US Open 2022 rewrote tennis history for many reasons, the most important and symbolic of which is obviously Serena Williamslast game of his career. A moment of emotions and tears, an embrace that involves more than twenty years of tennis and three generations of athletes: pure poetry on the hard court of Arthur Ashe Stadium.
The American champion, winner of twenty-three Grand Slam titles, has long announced that the US Open would be her last tournament, but many were moved to see her. last Dance. Someone had also started to believe in the company after the win over No.2 seed Kontaveit, then instead the American lost to Australian Ajla Tomljanovic.
After the match, Serena had made the following statements: «Playing like this made my retirement easier. But also a bit difficult. I have improved week after week since my return, in general it leaves me a bit ‘a bitter taste in the mouth because I know that if I had started again earlier, I probably could have gotten a higher level of my tennis.
But I don’t know, I’m just happy with my career. I’ve practically spent my whole life on the pitch and that also makes me happy because I’ve always wanted to do it.»
Serena Williams better than Roger Federer
Serena Williams’ match against Tomljanovic was followed by millions of viewers around the world.
VIPs in the stadium and many people in front of the television have seen the last blows of what is considered by many to be the strongest tennis player of all time. As reported by journalist Jimmy Traina, Serena Williams’ last challenge was the most watched tennis match in ESPN history with 4.8 million viewers.
The previous record was the Wimbledon final won by Federer in 2012 with 3.9 million viewers. Now Serena will start another stage of her life: family, business and more!