Serena Williams, the 23-time grand slam singles champion considered by many to be the greatest of all time, played what likely is the final professional tennis match of her career after losing in the third round on Friday.
During an on-court interview after the match against Australia’s Ajla Tomljanović, Williams was asked if she’d reconsider walking away from the game.
“I don’t think so, but you never know. I don’t know,” she said.
In her column last month in Vogue, she wrote: "That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I'm gonna relish these next few weeks.”
Since losing her professional debut in September 1995, Williams has become the most dominant force in women's tennis in the last 30 years.
But on the topic of her legacy, Williams said she hopes her accomplishments on and off the court are remembered.
"Over the years, I hope that people come to think of me as symbolizing something bigger than tennis,” she said.
See how Williams became a global superstar and watch CNN's Don Riddell report below on Friday's match from the grounds of the stadium: