Serena Williams cried after her team drubbing the Canadian Open and announcing her retirement

Serena Williams cried after her team drubbing the Canadian Open and announcing her retirement ...

Serena Williams wiped away tears after losing her match at the Canadian Open on Wednesday, August 10, likely marking her final tournament participation. She received a standing ovation at Toronto's Sobeys Stadium after losing to Switzerland's Belinda Bencic in straight sets. It's just been such a joy, she said after the game.

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Serena won the Canadian Open twice in her incredible career. I love playing here, Ive always loved playing here. I wish I could have played better but Belinda played so well today, Serena said. Anyways, this is what it is. I was really pleased to be out here today and play in front of you guys, thanks for the encouragement.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner is scheduled to compete next at the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati, followed by the United States Open, which she suggested would be her final tournament in the Vogue article.

Serena said she never liked the term retirement because it sounded like a modern term. I want to be sensitive about how I use it, because it implies something very specific and significant to a group of people, she said. Perhaps the best word to describe what Im up to is evolution. Im here to tell you that I am changing away from tennis but toward other interests that are important to me.

It's no longer fashionable to look at.

Serena continued to express that she chose to withdraw from competition in order to focus on her family. Alexis Ohanian, who has a four-year-old daughter, is also keen to add to their growing family.

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