After losing to Ajla Thomasljanovic, Australia's tennis champion on Friday
Williams attempted to end her quarter-century of tennis excellence with one last win. With fans at their feet, in full Arthur Ashe Stadium,
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.
Williams' US Open opening round match against Danka Kolinic was expected to be a farewell for the 23-time grand champion tennis player.
The US Open's third round saw the fall of one of tennis' greatest players: Williams, 7-5 6-7, 6-1
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.
Williams is the best-known, most physical, athletic and graceful player of tennis. She won 73 titles, 367 major games, four Olympic golds medals