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VIDEO: US Open Comes Up With a Special Surprise for Its Legendary Champions Venus and Serena Williams Alongside Little Olympia

Published 08/24/2022, 7:10 AM EDT

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After dominating women’s tennis for more than 20 years, Serena Williams is retiring from the sport. She did, however, encounter her fair share of obstacles on the road to success in tennis. Giving her a good send-off after hearing out about her retirement announcement is what the organizers of the US Open are doing.

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Serena Williams shocked the tennis world when she announced she was “evolving away from tennis” and will depart after the US Open. Moreover, the year’s final grand slam will also be the last opportunity for fans to witness the American iconic duo in a major tennis tournament. 


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US Open locker room surprise for the Williams sisters

The US Open has made a heartwarming gesture for the player’s last tournament. They posted a video on Twitter earlier today. The locker rooms of the Williams sisters were decorated with various pictures of Serena Williams and Venus Williams describing their journey. There are also beautiful presents for the Williams duo and even one for Olympia Ohanian. The video was captioned with ” The queen’s lockers are ready”

The Williams sisters have made a lot of fond memories at the US Open. Flushing Meadows has seen the iconic rivalry between them and even witnessed emotional moments between the sisters.


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Although Venus hasn’t announced her retirement yet, the US Open could be the last grand slam tournament for the elder Williams’ sister as well.


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Serena Williams has clinched six US Open titles

Serena Williams made her singles debut at the U.S. Open in 1998. Since then, she has gradually established herself as the U.S. Open’s dominant player over the course of a quarter-century, winning six singles titles, making it to four further singles finals, winning two doubles championships with Venus, and taking home a mixed doubles crown.

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Williams and Evert are the only two women to have won more than 100 US Open games. Without dropping a set, Serena has three times won the US Open (2002, 2008, and 2014). Victoria Azarenka of Belarus defeated Serena in the 2020 US Open semifinals. Will Serena win her last gram slam this year?


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Written by:

Pratishtha Prakash


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Pratishtha Prakash is a Tennis Writer at EssentiallySports. She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Mass Media and Journalism from MIT ADT University, Pune. Being a sports enthusiast, she has a keen interest in tennis, cricket and esports.
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Tony Thomas