Serena Williams kicked off her ultimate U.S. Open run on Aug. 29 together with her husband, Alexis Ohanian, and daughter, Olympia Ohanian, who turns 5 on Sept. 1, cheering her on from the group. Serena took the courtroom in a black tennis outfit, which sparkled with the starry design emblazoned throughout the material. Beneath, she wore a sheer, black long-sleeved shirt. In the meantime, Olympia was carrying a mini model of the identical ensemble! She accomplished her look together with her hair in braids for the match.
Earlier this month, Serena introduced that she could be leaving tennis after the U.S. Open with the intention to develop her household with Alexis. She made it clear that she doesn’t just like the phrase “retirement,” and referred to the transition as “evolving” as a substitute. Nonetheless, the potential for this match to be the final time that Serena performs professionally has made headlines within the weeks main as much as the primary match.
On night time one of many U.S. Open, Serena defeated Danka Kovinic in two units, profitable every 6-3. This moved her onto the second spherical on Aug. 31, the place she’ll need to tackle the quantity two seed, Annett Kontaveit. The time of their match in Queens has but to be confirmed.
No matter how Serena’s journey involves an finish on this match, it’s protected to say it’s going to be an emotional goodbye when she steps off that courtroom for the final time. On Aug. 10, Serena misplaced one other certainly one of her ultimate matches on the Canadian Open, and she or he bought visibly emotional. The 40-year-old is admittedly “horrible at goodbyes,” by made positive to handle the group earlier than strolling off the courtroom. “It’s simply been so memorable,” she stated, via tears. “I really like taking part in right here, I’ve at all times cherished taking part in right here. I want I may’ve performed higher, however Belinda performed so nicely at this time. That is what it’s. I used to be actually completely happy to be out right here at this time and play in entrance of you guys.”