September 16, 2022 Issue

In Focus

Acing It

NEW YORK CITY Serena Williams celebrates after winning a point against Montenegro’s Danka Kovinić during their 2022 U.S. Open Tennis Tournament women’s singles first-round match at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on August 29. Williams, widely considered the greatest women’s player of all time, announced earlier this summer that she intends to retire from tennis following this tournament. But the 23-time Grand Slam champion’s recent success has people questioning if this event will really be her last. “I have absolutely nothing to lose, and honestly I never get to play like this. I’ve had an X on my back since ’99,” Williams said in a post-match interview.
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