US Open: Serena Williams’ career ended after Ajula Tomljanovic defeat

venue: Flushing Meadows, New York date: August 29th to September 11th
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Serena Williams bids farewell to the US Open in an emotional scene after losing to Australia’s Ajra Tomljanovic in New York.

Williams, who turns 41 this month, plans to retire after the tournament.

He won 23 major singles titles, ending a 27-year professional career widely regarded as the greatest player of all time.

Williams fought back from setdowns but lost 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-1.

The former perennial world number one saved five match points in what proved to be the final game, but was powerless to stop at six.

When she left the court at Arthur Ashe Stadium, almost everyone who managed to get to her feet was the scene of her first major win in 1999, and five more of her storied career. This is the place where it was collected.

More to come.

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