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Serena Williams crashes out in the US Open, Dreams Shattered Before Retirement

BP World Bureau | Sep 03 2022 11:05:44 AM
Serena Williams

Serena Williams was eliminated from the US Open by Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic, shattering her hopes for a fairytale conclusion to her illustrious career.

The 40-year-old, who announced last month that she would retire after the Open, was defeated by Tomljanovic in a gruelling 3-hour, 5-min match, 7-5, 6-7 (4/7), 6-1.

In front of a fiercely loyal crowd at the Arthur Ashe Stadium, Williams, a sporting and cultural legend who won 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her 27-year career, gave her all in the finals.