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How Serena Williams changed the game

A look at the remarkable life and legacy of tennis superstar Serena Williams, who has signalled that this year’s U.S. Open will likely be the last pro tournament of her more than 20-year career.
Serena Williams reacts during a victory over Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the first round of the 2022 U.S. Open in New York City on Monday. As she hints it might be time to say farewell to her illustrious sporting career, we look at why many say she's 'the greatest of all time' in the tennis world.  (Elsa/Getty Images)

On Wednesday night, Serena Williams won her second round match against No. 2 ranked Anett Kontaveit, to advance in what could be the last pro tournament of her career.

Earlier this month, Williams hinted that it might be time to say farewell to her illustrious tennis career. For two decades, the star has dominated the sport, winning 23 grand slam singles titles, 14 women's doubles and two mixed doubles slams.

Cecil Harris, sports journalist and the author of 2020's Different Strokes: Serena, Venus and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution and the host of podcast All-American: Venus and Serena, explains why many say Williams is "the greatest of all time" in the tennis world. 

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