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Is It Time For The Williams Sister To Retire?

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Serena and her sister Venus are by any sporting standard, old. However, it’s not like they are struggling to make it into high level competitions and depending on wild cards to remain relevant. They remain on top as they dominate the many challengers who come and go throughout the years.

Although Venus has lost her top performing level some time ago, due to an autoimmune disease called Sjogren’s syndrome, which drains her energy every time she steps on a court to play, she is still a very worthy challenger for any of the rising stars, however her sister Serena remains at top level, playing as the best of her age or maybe the history of tennis.

Retirement May Not Be Imminent

It is not a question of whether is it time for the William’s sisters to retire but how long do they want to continue dominating the sport of female tennis, this can be as long as they want. Venus has stated that she would like to be playing for the next Olympics, this is in 2020 and she will be 40 years old.

With accomplishments such as the Williams sisters, retirement from professional tennis at their age should be a natural occurrence. They have won every major title in women’s tennis, such endeavors are too many to count. These achievements may appear to be the grand slam to exit on, but Serena has equalled Steffi Graff’s 22 Grand Slam record and now stands just two Grand Slam victories away from that of Margaret Courts’s all-time record. Now that would be the ace to hang up your racket on.

Serena has hinted that she would retire if her sister retires from the sport as it would be hard for her to continue playing as Venus is her backbone along this journey.

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