Andy Roddick has expressed his opinion on Serena Williams’ retirement. Roddick and Serena have known each other since they were eight and have always had a great relationship. Roddick told: “I have a strange feeling.
I had no inside information, so it came as a shock to me too. We knew this day would come sooner or later, but the news of her retirement from Ella left everyone speechless. In addition to having won a lot, Serena Williams has managed to break into people’s hearts.
I was lucky enough to have a front row seat at Serena’s show. We met at the Rick Macci Tennis Academy when I was 8-9 and have always had a great relationship. Serena and Venus changed our sport, becoming two of the greatest athletes ever.
Thanks to Richard for allowing these two girls to perform at the highest level. They did a lot for tennis.” The very young Emma Raducanu also paid tribute to Serena: “I think she has definitely changed the game. I think no player has been as dominant as she is.”
Less than three weeks before the start of the US Open, the tennis world has been shocked by sensational news. Through an article published in Vogue, Serena Williams announced that her retirement from her is now imminent.
The American legend hasn’t indicated a precise date, but she has hinted that the US Open 2022 will be her last professional tournament. “I have to evolve, go beyond tennis, focus on things that are important to me,” said Serena after beating Nuria Parrizas-Diaz in Toronto.
Barring an unlikely backlash at Flushing Meadows, the 23-time Grand Slam champion won’t be able to match Margaret Court’s all-time record. Williams, who will turn 41 on September 26, has become a global icon along with her sister Ella Venus and has written very important pages in tennis history.