‘Cry and sit in front of my computer’ – Serena Williams sits down with Meghan Markle to reminisce about the painful moment of her evolution away from tennis

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Earlier this month, Serena Williams announced that she would be retiring from professional tennis after this year’s US Open. Since the announcement, many former players and current players have reacted to it. Recently, Serena discussed this decision with her good friend and the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle.

In a recent podcast interview, Serena talked about consulting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle before writing this retirement essay in Vogue Magazine.

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Serena Williams opens up about her decision to retire with her good friend Meghan Markle

It should be noted that Markle recently launched her Spotify podcast “Archetypes” and Serena Williams was her very first guest. On the podcast, Serena revealed, I was just sitting in the hotel at the office, typing and deleting and typing and thinking, then crying and sitting in front of my computer and tears streaming down my face as I wrote those words and looked back at those memories.

“IIt was just like, God, it was, it was really hard. But I was like, if I have to do this, it has to be the September issue of Vogue, right? It doesn’t, it doesn’t get better than this… So, yeah, Anna [Wintour] was really grateful and super supportive and kept it a secret too, because it felt like we did this photo shoot a while ago,” she further added.

Notably, Serena and Markle met in 2014, and since then they have become very good friends. Additionally, Serena’s husband Alexis Ohanian was also good friends with Prince Harry. They also appeared at Markle and Harry’s royal wedding in 2018. Previously, we saw Serena defend her good friend Markle during her controversial time. Additionally, we’ve seen Markle appear in Serena’s matches.

Will Serena win her 24th Grand Slam title at the 2022 US Open?

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In terms of recent form, it seems highly unlikely that Serena will win her 24th Grand Slam title at this year’s US Open. Recently, she played at the Canadian Open and the Cincinnati Masters, where she suffered heavy defeats.

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First, she lost to Belinda Bencic in the Rogers Cup Round of 16, then British tennis star Emma Raducanu destroyed her in the Cincinnati Masters opener. Earlier, she suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Harmony Tan in the first round of the Wimbledon Championships.

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August 10, 2022; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; Serena Williams (USA) wipes away a tear after playing her final game in Toronto against Belinda Bencic (not pictured) at Sobeys Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski – USA TODAY Sports

Despite all the poor results, fans are still hoping to see Serena have a long run at US Open 2022. No doubt, she will get massive support from the crowd as the record ticket sales are sure to prove. While Serena has been trying for a very long time to win her 24th Grand Slam title, winning it in front of her home crowd will be the perfect end to her remarkable career.

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