Tennis Star Serena Williams Announces Retirement

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Ace tennis player Serena Williams has announced that she is planning to retire from tennis after a glorious career comprising 23 grand slam singles titles.

Williams broke the news on Vogue magazine’s September issue cover. “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people,” she said.

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Sharing the news along with the cover on her Instagram, the 40-yr-old wrote : “There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks.”

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In keeping with her incredibly chic sense of style, she could be seen wearing a body-hugging powder blue gown with a long train which was held by her daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr in the picture.