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Serena Williams says she will retire after US Open

Day Two: The Championships - Wimbledon 2022
LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 28: Serena Williams of The United States waves to the crowd after losing against Harmony Tan of France during their Women’s Singles First Round Match on day two of The Championships Wimbledon 2022 at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on June 28, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Tennis star and Jupiter resident Serena Williams says her career is “evolving away.”

Williams penned a letter to Vogue Magazine that was shared Tuesday saying it was time for her to walk away.

“I’m terrible at goodbyes, the world’s worst,” Williams said. “But please know that I am more grateful for you than I can ever express in words. You have carried me to so many wins and so many trophies.”

The 40-year-old champion says she wants to spend more time with her family. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has a daughter with Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian and says she would like to have more children.

“Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family,” she added. “I don’t think it’s fair. If I were a guy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe I’d be more of a Tom Brady if I had that opportunity.”