Serena Williams played what was most probably the last match of her incredible career on Friday night at the US Open. Serena lost to world no.46 Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 and emotions did run high soon after the end of the match.
Serena could not hold her tears during the on-court interview. She thanked her sister Venus Williams for how she inspired her during her career. Indeed, Venus won 7 slams and she was the one to impress the most at the beginning of their career. Eventually, Serena’s incredible competitive character made her become one of the greatest, but it was Venus to show the way.
This was Serena’s lovely message to Venus.
"I wouldn't be Serena if there wasn't Venus."@serenawilliams 💙 @Venuseswilliams pic.twitter.com/C7RZXcf23E
— US Open Tennis (@usopen) September 3, 2022
Serena Williams in 2022
Now the world no.605, the American played her last match on the 2nd of September when she was defeated by world no.46 Ajla Tomljanovic 7-5 6-7(4) 6-1 in the 3rd round of the U.S. Open (draw).
Until now, during this year Serena Williams achieved a compiled 3-4 match record.
Venus Williams in 2022
Ranked world no.570, Venus played her last match on the 30th of August when she lost to world no.43 Alison Van Uytvanck 6-1 7-6(5) in the 1st round of the U.S. Open (draw).
Currently, during this season Venus has a composed 0-4 match record.
Serena Williams and Venus Williams clashed against each other 31 times. The head to head is 19-12 for Serena Williams. Before, the last time they played each other, Serena Williams won 3-6 6-3 6-4 in the 2nd round in Lexington (The Top Seed Open) in August 2020.
In the following video you can watch the key moments of their match.