Serena Williams recently revealed her plan to retire, and it could possibly be after the upcoming US Open Grand Slam. The final major of the year will begin on August 29.

In an Instagram post, Serena Williams did not come up with an exact date for her retirement but she did write “next few weeks” which could possibly indicate the US Open being her last campaign. US Open is a tournament which the legendary player has won on six occasions – 1999, 2002, 2008, 2012,2013, and 2014.

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Serena Williams and Ons Jabeur have a conversation during a women’s doubles match at the 2022 Eastbourne International

The 23-time Grand Slam champion has been seen wearing black tape on her right cheek. In this article, we will tell you everything you need to know about why the veteran tennis star is sporting the unique accessory.

Williams was ruled out of action for almost a year after limping out of last year’s Wimbledon Championships during her first-round match. She made her comeback to tennis earlier this year at Eastbourne International. Since then, she has been seen wearing black tape on her face.

The tape is also known as kinesiology tape, and it helps in alleviating her sinus problems. Williams’ fans would know that she has had her issues with sinus and several years ago she had stated that it hampers her performances. Headaches caused due to sinus can be prevented or at least the pain can be minimalized to a great deal with the help of the kinesiology tape.

Serena Williams wins her first singles match in 14 months

The 40-year-old Serena Williams won her first singles match since coming back from her leg injury. She defeated Nuria Parrizas-Diaz 6-3, 6-4 at the women’s National Bank Open.

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Serena Williams

Williams tasted defeat in the first round of Wimbledon 2022 against a vibrant Harmony Tan. The veteran had to wait 430 days to pick up her first win in a singles match.

By virtue of her convincing win against Nuria Parrizas-Diaz, Williams has progressed to the round of 32 where she will face Belinda Bencic.

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