In the women’s singles fight in the tournament held in New York City, Serena Williams in the 605th place of the classification and world number 46 Tomljanovic faced off.
Australian Tomljanovic defeated Williams 2-1 (7-5, 6-7, 6-1) after 3 hours and 5 minutes, playing in front of the audience.
Despite the support of all the spectators at Arthur Ashe, the center court of the tournament, Tomljanovic, who left the field victorious, entered the last 16 for the first time at the US Open.
In an interview with Vogue magazine a month ago, Serena Williams signaled that she will retire by saying that she is ready for the next stage of her life, and thanked her father, mother and older sister Venus in her statement at the end of the match where she could not control her tears.
Williams, who played the longest singles match of his career at the US Open, was asked if he would reconsider his decision after this match, “I don’t think so, but you never know.” gave the answer.
Faced with similar questions at the press conference, Williams said, “I don’t know. I didn’t think about it.” “I’ve always loved Australia,” he said, referring to the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of next season. used the phrase.
Williams, who will turn 41 on September 26, also commented, “I can still play tennis, but I’m ready to be a mother and discover a different version of Serena.”
After the match, many famous names, including Serena Williams’ wife Alexis Ohanian, basketball player Magic Johnson, golfer Tiger Woods, swimmer Michael Phelps, shared on social media.
Shown as one of the best players in tennis history, Serena Williams has 73 singles championships, 23 of them in grand slam tournaments, and 4 Olympic gold medals in her career.