Serene Williams often appeared invincible in women’s tennis but do you know even she has been bagelled multiple times?

In tennis, a bagel is when the set ends with a score of 6–0. An extremely rare type of bagel, where no point is lost, is called a golden set. Most bagel sets occur in the early rounds of tennis tournaments where the favorites play lower-ranked players such as a lucky loser or a wild card. But, do you know that Serena Williams, one of the greatest ever tennis players in history has been bagelled nine times in her career?

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Gauff’s teammate and legend of the game Serena Williams in action during the Australian Open. (Getty Images)

Serena Williams was bagelled yesterday night at the Cincinnati Masters and it was the ninth occasion that she had been bagelled in her illustrious career. Williams lost 4-6, 0-6 to US Open champion Emma Raducanu in the Round of 64 in Cincinnati. Williams looked rusty and didn’t help herself as double faults and unforced errors ensured an easy win for Raducanu.

Serena Williams has just one more tournament before retirement from Tennis

Serena Williams has just one tournament left before retirement after she was outclassed by Emma Raducanu in their first-round match at the Cincinnati Masters. One of the greatest athletes of all time and a 23-time grand slam singles champion, Serena announced last week that she is retiring from professional tennis and fans have started wondering what’s next for her.

In a column for Vogue, the 40-year-old Williams described her intention to finish her playing career as an “evolution” away from tennis. Serena is presently playing at the Canadian Open as a part of preparations for the US Open starting later in August.

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Serena has spent much of the past few years off the court preparing for the moment she decided to move on, including by setting up a venture capitalist company, Serena Ventures, and investing in various organizations. However, she explained that one of her biggest reasons for retirement is her intention to further expand her family. Williams gave birth to her first child, Alexis Olympia, in 2017.

Serena Williams will have her last hurrah on the tennis court at the US Open, which starts from 29th August.

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