Serena Williams Stuns, Talks Tennis Retirement

Twenty-one time grand slam victor Serena Williams epitomizes style and grace not only on the court but off-court as well. She didn’t know she’d have to wait more than three hours from the scheduled start time to get going. The Canadian marketing superstar lost her 11th match in her last 13 falling to Belinda Bencic 6-0, 5-7, 6-2.


Thomas Concordia-Getty Images Serena Williams walks the runway at the Serena Williams Signature Statement Collection show during STYLE360 on September 9, 2014 in New York City.

After hitting a crucial shot into the net during the second set, the 35-year-old former world No. 1 shouted, “Come on” and covered her mouth to say mutter more words to herself in frustration.

Eugenie Bouchard has talked about her struggles to follow up her breakthrough 2014, but according to those who’ve seen first hand what she’s capable of-like Simona Halep, who had a breakthrough year right along with her in 2014-there’s no doubt she’ll be back at the top again.

Serena Williams performs the splits for a New York magazine feature.

The American gave credit to Pennetta, not before lamenting her own performance in what was her first match of the US swing – her last could very well be a Grand Slam-sealing win at the US Open.

But she’s aware that there is a life after sports and looks forward to focusing on her fashion career.

She is a 33-year-old woman who won her first major at the tail end of the previous century, a simpler era you will recall for its consequenceless Napster-facilitated intellectual-property theft and the looming threat of Y2K. “I had a lot of unforced errors”, she said.

“I feel OK about my game”, Williams said on a recent conference call.

“For me, Serena’s the best player in the world”, Halep said.

Serena also won here 750th career match.

“I just think it was weird”. “I’m thinking I want to get some of this under my belt and the Open will happen when the Open happens”.

‘That was my first real love, ‘ she said, ‘but then I was like, Listen.


Ever the perfectionist, Williams posted the photo to Instagram, with the caption “Still working on that toe point @gqlew”.

PHOTOS: Serena Williams exudes grandeur in New York Mag cover