Serena Williams Announces She's Retiring from Tennis

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Serena Williams announced on Tuesday that she is retiring from tennis

The 23-time Grand Slam winner wrote in Vogue that she will retire after playing at the US Open.

"I started a family. I want to grow that family," she wrote.

In a column for Vogue, the legendary tennis star announced her retirement from the sport in order to focus more on growing her family. 

"I have never liked the word retirement," Williams said. "It doesn't feel like a modern word to me.

I've been thinking of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use that word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people.

Williams said she has made the decision because she wants to focus on her family life and growing her venture capital firm, Serena Ventures.

"I'm here to tell you that I'm evolving away from tennis, toward other things that are important to me," she added. "I started a family. I want to grow that family.

Williams dropped a huge hint on Monday that she was preparing to retire from tennis.