23-time Grand Slam Tennis Champion, Serena Williams is out of the 2022 US Open after a 7-5, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1 loss to Ajla Tomljanovic
Arguably the greatest career in the history of tennis, Serena Williams waved farewell to the US Open and her illustrious career amid emotional scenes Friday night after losing to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.
The loss to Tomljanovic ends a 27-year professional career that brought 23 major singles wins and sees the American widely labelled as the greatest of all time in the history of Tennis.
The former long-time world number one saved five match points in what proved to be the final game but was powerless to stop a sixth.
Almost everyone rose to their feet when she departed the court on Arthur Ashe Stadium – the scene of her first major triumph in 1999 and five more of the finest wins in her storied career, for what she intends to be the last time.
Tomljanovic will now play unseeded Liudmila Samsonova, who is ranked No. 35 in the WTA rankings, in the fourth round.
Samsonova has won all three of her U.S. Open matches in straight sets, including a second-round victory over 2021 U.S. Open runner-up and No. 14 seed Leylah Annie Fernandez.