A defiant Serena Williams bid an emotional good-bye to US Open with a third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic on Friday. Check out her interview.

Serena williams : Interview | Press conference | Bikini

Defeat has always been hard to swallow for the fiercely competitive Williams and no doubt the 7-5 6-7 (4) 6-1 loss to the 46th ranked Australian stung her to her core.

Serena williams : Interview | Press conference | Bikini

But after a joyous run into the third round there was no shame in a loss to the gritty Tomljanovic, allowing the 23-times Grand Slam winner to exit with dignity intact and head held high.

Her three matches, highlighted by a second-round win over world number two Anett Kontaveit, were a gift to her fans, the relentless never-surrender attitude that made her tennis dominant player for over two decades on display right until the very final point.

Serena williams interview 

The greatest female athlete of all time—check that: perhaps the greatest athlete of all time—has been thinking a lot about the reason she’s vowed to hang up her racket for good.

“Olympia doesn’t like when I play tennis,” Serena Williams says plainly about her daughter, Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. When Williams told Olympia, who turns 5 on Sept. 1, that she was soon to be done with the life that made her an inspiration to millions, Olympia’s reply was as joyful as her mother’s celebrations after so many Grand Slam wins: a fist-pumping “Yes!”

Serena williams : Interview | Press conference | Bikini

“That kind of makes me sad,” says Williams, leaning forward in her chair in the library of a New York City hotel. “And brings anxiety to my heart.” No kid understands their parent’s absence. But Williams has spent the last few years of her incomparable career tormented by what she’s been sacrificing in order to keep going. “It’s hard to completely commit,” says Williams, “when your flesh and blood is saying, Aw.”

Olympia would also like to be a big sister. One day in August, she blew on a dandelion, wishing for a baby sister. “This is what I have to deal with, on a daily,” Williams says, with the commiseration familiar to all parents of young kids. 

Press conference

Many fans dreaded the sight of Williams leaving the court in defeat since the 23-time Grand Slam champion announced in early August she would be “evolving away” from the game.

However, Williams, an ultimate competitor, seemed to offer a glimmer of hope that her career may not be over shortly after her loss.

When asked in her post-match interview if she would contemplate coming back, Williams smiled and replied, “I don’t think so, but you never know. I don’t know.”

While the icon’s answer may have come in the emotion of the moment, there were likely those hoping Williams will eventually decide to hold off on leaving the sport she’s dominated for 20-plus years. But, as it turns out, she indeed appears to be setting her sights on the future ahead.

Williams suggested as much when she was asked during her post-match press conference if there was any reconsideration on her retirement. She was also asked what would it take for her to come back after she appeared to indicate to the Arthur Ashe Stadium crowd she might still have more to give.

“I don’t know. I’m not thinking about that,” said Williams, who turns 41 in 24 days. “I always did love Australia, though [smiling]. But yeah, you know what, I’ve come a long way since last year at Wimbledon. Just not sure if that was my last moment or not. Making it a different moment I think is much better. It takes a lot of work to get here. Clearly I’m still capable. It takes a lot more than that.

Serena williams Bikini 

29-year-old Tennis star Serena Williams was photographed having fun on the beach—Daily Mail released a few photos of her day.

Serena williams : Interview | Press conference | Bikini

She’s cheerfully sporting a pink strapless bra and she can be seen pulling up from time to time, as well as a cheetah bikini bottom that accentuates her beautiful bounteous behind.

Many questioned how long would Williams’ career be placed on hold as a result of her foot injuries but Williams herself cannot be held down.

She has tweeted a photo of herself heading back to practicing on the tennis court in a sexy bodysuit.

Now photos of her rocking a Cheetah and pink bikini on the Miami beach appear.

She can be seen splashing in water with friends, drinking Gatorade and overall enjoying life.

By Rishabh

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