Photos: Serena Williams steps out in style at the US Open | Tennis News
After winning 23 Grand Slam titles, Serena Williams is engaged in what could be her last tournament at the US Open.
The 40-year-old announced this month that she plans to focus on her family and business interests as she prepares to leave professional tennis.
Williams knocked out No. 2 seed Anett Kontaveit in the second round of the US Open on Wednesday to ensure she plays at least one more singles match.
One of the most accomplished athletes in the history of her sport, Williams has seven titles each at Wimbledon and the Australian Open, six victories at the US Open, plus three at the French Open, course of a career remarkable for its peaks and longevity. She also has 14 Grand Slam doubles championships, all won with her older sister Venus.
She has also done a lot outside of tennis.
This includes forays into business with investment firm Serena Ventures and entertainment, with acting roles and an executive producer role on King Richard, the film about his father which was nominated for five Oscars.
She launched a fashion collection in 2018 after collaborations with HSN and Nike, made several red carpet appearances at the annual Met Gala in New York and appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine.
All the while, Williams hasn’t let the public forget that she’s a black American woman who takes responsibility as a beacon for her people.