New York (USA) – Owner of 23 Grand Slam titles and an extensive curriculum of conquests, the American Serena Williams made a brief assessment of her career after the loss to the Australian Ajla Tomljanovic, which for now marks her farewell from the circuit. She had no trouble highlighting the most important achievement.
“Roland Garros 2015. This title is definitely what I’m going to take with me because I almost died in that tournament and somehow I managed to win it. So that was really cool”, said the youngest of the Williams sisters when asked about the achievement she was most proud of in her entire career.
Serena also loosened up on the same subject and joked about saying the most positive thing about the farewell match. “I didn’t break any rackets, so that was an advantage. And I had a good attitude, even if I didn’t want to. What else besides that?”, said the American, laughing.
In an again more serious review, she made a point of highlighting her battle to reach the top. “I think I can only take positive points from my career. I’ve been playing tennis for a long time, practically my whole life, so I don’t even know how to describe it. There are so many things to remember, like my struggle. I’m a fighter,” Serena observed.
“I feel like I really brought something to tennis. The different looks, the vibrations with the fist, the intensity just crazy. I think obviously passion is a really good word. I went through ups and downs and I could go on and on. But I honestly am so grateful to have had that moment and to be Serena.”