Serena Williams announced she will evolve away from tennis

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Serena Williams, 40, has announced on Tuesday that she will “evolve away from tennis” after this year’s US Open at the end of August. She said it’s time to do something different. “Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.” Williams has become the most dominant force in women’s tennis in the last 30 years making a regular habit of winning grand slams in both singles and doubles tennis. Serena has won 73 career singles titles, 23 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles which includes 39 grand slam titles — 23 singles titles, 14 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles.She has won over $94.5 million in career prize money, more than any other female athlete.

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The mom to 4-year-old daughter Olympia revealed that she and husband Alexis Ohanian have been trying for a second baby. “I definitely don’t want to be pregnant again as an athlete. I need to be two feet into tennis or two feet out.” Williams won her first U.S Open in 1999 at age 17. Now, she confesswd: “I’m terrible at goodbyes. But please know that I am more grateful for you than I can ever express in words. You have carried me to so many wins and so many trophies. I’m going to miss that version of me, that girl who played tennis. And I’m going to miss you.”