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Serena Williams, owner of 23 Grand Slam singles titles, is retiring from tennis after this summer’s US Open. Williams, 40, announced her plan on Tuesday the vogue the journal’s website.
“I’ll be 41 this month, and something has got to give,” Williams said.
She attributed the decision to competing desires to want another child while going up against the best tennis players in the world.
“I will miss this version of me, this girl who played tennis,” Williams said, adding a message to her fans: “And I will miss you.”