Serena Williams to retire

In the article in Vogue, she expressed her thoughts. She introduced this with Olympia her daughter wanted to have a sister.

She says, “Olympia says this a lot, even when she knows I’m listening. Sometimes before bed, she prays to Jehovah to bring her a baby sister.”

She wrote in her Instagram post, “ Vogue. September issue Cover. There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction.”

“That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun.”

“I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I'm gonna relish these next few weeks."

She said in Vogue, “I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I’ve been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word,”

“which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Maybe the best word to describe what I’m up to is evolution. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me.”