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Venue: Flushing Meadows, New York Dates: 29 August-11 September
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Serena Williams waved farewell to the US Open – and seemingly her illustrious career – amid emotional scenes after she lost to Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in New York.

Williams, who turns 41 this month, is set to retire after the tournament.

It will end a 27-year professional career that brought 23 major singles wins and sees the American widely labelled as the greatest of all time.

Williams fought back from a set down but ended up losing 7-5 6-7 (4-7) 6-1.

The former long-time world number one saved five match points in what proved to be the final game but was powerless to stop a sixth.

Almost everyone who could rose to their feet when she departed the court on Arthur Ashe Stadium – the scene of her first major triumph in 1999 and five more of the finest wins of her storied career – for what she expects to be the final time.

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