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Serena Williams says 'countdown has begun' on tennis career

Saying 'the countdown has begun,' 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams announced Tuesday she is ready to step away from tennis so she can turn her focus to having another child and her business interests, presaging the end of a career that transcended sports.

Serena Williams, pictured playing a 2019 match, has announced that she will "evolve away from tennis" after this year's US Open to focus on "other things that are important to me." (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

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Legacy of Serena Williams extends beyond success on tennis court

Serena Williams indicated on Tuesday she is preparing to walk away from her professional tennis career as the start of the U.S. Open approaches on Aug. 29 and her 41st birthday approaches next month. She would leave behind a legacy that extends beyond her dominance on the court.