Serena Williams loses 'likely-last match' at US Open to Tomljanovic
Serena Williams staved off five match points to prolong the three-hours-plus proceedings when some spectators were still standing to watch, camera phones at the ready. However, Ajla Tomljanovic did it in the sixth chance, when Williams netted a shot.
Serena Williams, 23-time Grand Slam winner and an inspiration for millions across the globe, has been eliminated from the US Open in the third round at Arthus Ashe Stadium after she lost to Ajla Tomljanovic. The match was expected to be the last match of her transcendent tennis career on Friday night, according to the news agency AP.