Serena Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. She has won as many as 23 Grand Slam singles titles in her illustrious career.

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Serena Williams

A couple of years ago, Serena Williams paid tribute to Kobe Bryant on the day of his memorial in Los Angeles. The two-hour ceremony at the Staples Center had performances from Beyonce and Alicia Keys while basketball legends like Michael Jordan, and Shaquille O’Neal gave speeches.

Serena Williams, who is a tennis legend, posted a video on Instagram to pay homage to Kobe Bryant. The caption of the video had only one word – “Forever”.

Bryant started playing tennis after retiring from his epic 20-year career with the Lakers. He died in a helicopter crash on January 26, 2020, in Calabasas, California, United States. Both Williams and Bryant had a lot of mutual admiration for each other. They have mustered some surreal achievements in their respective sports.

Serena Williams will leave as the greatest tennis player: Billie Jean King reacts to Serena Williams hinting her retirement

Serena Williams announced that she would hang up her boots within the next few weeks. Fans are speculating that the upcoming US Open competition could be her swansong.

Billie Jean King
Billie Jean King stnading on court holding the Venus Rosewater Dish with the Doubles Trophies on a tablein front of her on Centre Court at The Championships 1973. At The All England Lawn Tennis Club, Wimbledon. 1973. Credit – AELTC/Michael Cole

One of the all-time greats of women’s tennis, Billie Jean King heaped praise on Williams and lauded her contribution to the sport and how her career has inspired young generation of players and fans.

When Serena steps away from tennis, she will leave as the sport’s greatest player. After a career that has inspired a new generation of players and fans, she will forever be known as a champion who won on the court and raised the global profile of the sport off of it,” King was quoted as saying.

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