Serena Williams, chasing her record-tying 24th Grand Slam crown, lost to Victoria Azarenka in three sets on Thursday in the US Open semifinals.
“For the first time in Grand Slam history, three moms are into the quarterfinal. 1. Serena Williams 2. Victoria Azarenka 3. Tsvetana Pironkova,” US Open tweeted.
Williams, a mother of one girl, has returned to the court after six months break
According to Forbes “Among all tennis players, only Roger Federer made more than Osaka from endorsements.”
This is also the first time Serena Williams recorded a loss to an opponent outside of the WTA top 100 in eight years.
Williams sisters fought on-court and Serena defeated her older sister Venus. This was the 31st edition of this on-court sibling rivalry as pros.
Serena and Venus Williams to face off in the second round at the Top Seed Open. Between 2001 and 2009, the Williams sisters met eight times in Grand Slam finals.
“I’m grateful to be able to help educate our schools about this resource, and to be given the opportunity to serve so many students,” Williams said.
Williams is already prepping to enter the next scheduled Grand Slam tournament, the US Open, which is slated to begin in New York on August 31.
As per Forbes magazine, Naomi who is 22 has earned $37.4 million in the past 12 months and has become the highest-paid female athlete.
At the Auckland Classic, Williams won her first title since the 2017 Australian Open, breaking a three-year drought.
“I just remember it was windy and being angry, hating my now-husband Alexis Ohanian. I was like ‘I can’t stand you and I don’t know why,” recalled Williams.