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Ajla Thomasljanovic wins the U.S. Open finale defeat to Serena Williams

After losing to Ajla Thomasljanovic, Australia's tennis champion on Friday 

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Williams attempted to end her quarter-century of tennis excellence with one last win. With fans at their feet, in full Arthur Ashe Stadium,

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A 23-time Grand Slam champion, Ajla Tomljanovic, managed to hold off five match points for the duration of the three-hour-plus proceedings but couldn't do more.

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Williams' US Open opening round match against Danka Kolinic was expected to be a farewell for the 23-time grand champion tennis player.

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Williams' final victory at 40 years of age was at the hands of Ajla Thomasljanovic, a player nearly 12 years her younger.

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The US Open's third round saw the fall of one of tennis' greatest players: Williams, 7-5 6-7, 6-1

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Williams leaves the game in second place all-time in majors after Margaret Court's 24, Williams is the GOAT status in tennis's eyes. She was awarded it during the extraordinary 23-year history.

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Williams is the best-known, most physical, athletic and graceful player of tennis. She won 73 titles, 367 major games, four Olympic golds medals

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