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Lewis Hamilton leads tribute to Serena Williams as stars welcome retired tennis icon

Tributes began pouring in after tennis legend Serena Williams announced her retirement in the September issue of Vogue Magazine. The American great will soon end her sensational career that spanned over 25 years, including her tiles at 23 Grand Slams.

She is currently participating in the Canadian Open with the goal of qualifying for the US Open at the end of the month. This could be the last tournament of her career. Since she announced her intention to leave the sport, fellow celebrities and sporting greats have sent messages of encouragement to the icon. Seven-time winner Lewis Hamilton said: Queen! ! Goat! ! We love you @serenawilliams". Kim Kardashian commented below an Instagram post about Serena's retirement with a goat and flower emoji, while actress Gabrielle Union He shared the post on his Instagram story with a picture of the goat's face, adding: "I can't wait to see what my next friend will be."

Another tennis icon, Billie Jean King, complimented her. After a career that inspired a new generation of players and fans, she will forever be known as the champion who won on the court and took the sport to global prominence from the court. "

John McEnroe told her USTA Today about Williams' impact on the game and her place in the upper echelon of the sport's immortality. "She should do what she wants." "She's an icon," he said. "Her place in American society, after everything she's done, has gone to where she deserves it.

"Whether she wants to play again. I don't know the answer, I don't think she needs to play again, she's on a level that has Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tom Brady, she's one of the best in the history of any sport Looks like one of the greatest athletes of all time, male or female, seems like a great place in her life, she added a lot

Tributes poured in for Serena Williams following her impending retirement announcement

Anyone who sees can't believe where they came from and where she is now, and realizes that she can spend the rest of her life as 'not bad'."[54] }

Meanwhile, Coco Gauff, the current world No. 11, credited Williams as her inspiration for wanting to play tennis. "I grew up watching her, and that's why I play tennis," Gauff said after Tuesday's first-round win at the Canadian Open in Toronto.

Because I saw someone who looked like me dominating the game.It made me believe that I could too. It's been very difficult, but she's looking forward to exploring another version of herself. ''Williams wrote. It's as hard as I've ever imagined.I hate it.I hate being at this crossroads and I keep telling myself I wish it was easier for me but it's not. she added on Instagram. do i enjoy playing tennis But now the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mother. You must reach your spiritual goals and eventually discover another, but exciting, Serena.

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