Analytics, scouting first-time opponents, additional coaching input, new footwork drills and treating doubles like practice — so far it’s adding up to winning.
Her last match — at the U.S. Open and probably of her career — was a gutsy display of the power and resilience that have kept fans cheering for nearly 30 years.
Twenty-seven years on the professional tour, 23 grand slam singles titles and a plethora of records; Serena Williams is leaving tennis as one of the greatest players to ever grace the court.
Following is reaction to Serena Williams' defeat by Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic at the U.S. Open on Friday, likely to be the last match of the 23-times Grand Slam champion's career:
In a dramatic match that may have been the last one of her career, Serena Williams lost at the U.S. Open. A look at her legacy and future.
“I wouldn't be Serena if there wasn't Venus."
The Wimbledon finalist won’t soon forget her time on court with the 23-time Grand Slam champion in the wake of her evolution on away from the sport at the US Open.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian's only child, daughter Olympia, turned 5 on Thursday