After making a troublesome return to the tennis court docket post-baby and dealing with limitless challenges alongside the way in which, Serena Williams is hanging up her racket for the remainder of the 12 months. Along with her withdrawal from subsequent week’s China Open, Williams completes her 2018 season.
Tennis World USA stories Williams opted to skip the premiere, obligatory occasion in Beijing, that means her season is formally at an in depth with 24 matches. In response to the positioning:
“Serena gained the inaugural China Open in 2004 and one other crown there in 2013, competing in Beijing 5 occasions and by no means since 2014 when she misplaced within the quarter-final in opposition to Sam Stosur.”
Serena Williams made her much-anticipated return to Grand Slam tennis on the 2018 French Open, the place she defeated Czech Republic’s Kristyna Pliskova 7-6 (7-4) 6-Four within the first spherical. Sadly, she was compelled to pull out of the finals as a consequence of an damage. Her signature catsuit was additionally banned, however she responded by rocking tutus to her US Open matches.
Williams went on to be defeated by Naomi Osaka from Japan in a controversial match the place the Compton native was accused of dishonest. She was hit with three code violations after her 6-2, 6-Four loss to Osaka, being fined $4,000 for being warned for teaching, $3,000 for breaking her racket and $10,000 for “verbal abuse” towards Carlos Ramos, the umpire who presided over the match.
With Williams hanging up her racket for the remainder of the 12 months, she’ll actually be spending extra time with husband, Alexis Ohanian Sr, and daughter, Alexis Olympia.