Sad news for Williams fans. Speculation had been rife that the American tennis player will announce her retirement from sports, at age 40, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 11/05/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a tennis player isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a tennis player just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Monday evening, #ThankYouVenus was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouVenus.”
— @DesireePlum, 10 May 2021
“Didn't Venus Williams retire about 3 years ago?”
— @samy2love, 10 May 2021
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