Serena and Venus Williams misplaced to Lucie Hradecka and Linda Noskova 7-6 (5), 6-4 within the first spherical of the U.S. Open doubles event Thursday in what may need been the Williams’ sisters last skilled doubles match collectively.
Serena Williams isn’t finished on the U.S. Open. The 23-time Grand Slam champion is scheduled to compete within the third spherical of singles competitors in opposition to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on Friday.
Williams hasn’t definitively mentioned whether or not she’s going to retire after the U.S. Open, however she strongly hinted that the event, which she has received six instances, could be her profession swan track.
“I have never liked the word retirement. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution,” she mentioned in an essay printed by Vogue. “I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”
This can be a growing story. The Los Angeles Instances may have extra on Williams sisters on the U.S. Open quickly.