Sep 12, 2022
Serena Williams’s Final Run
The U.S. Open crowned its winners this weekend. But for a lot of fans, this year’s competition was less about who won, and more about a player who wasn’t even involved in the final matches.
Serena Williams, who announced last month that she’d be retiring from tennis after this year’s tournament, has made an indelible impact on her sport and left a legacy away from the court that has very little precedent.
Guest: Wesley Morris, a critic at large for The New York Times and co-host of Times podcast “Still Processing.”
* At the U.S. Open, Serena Williams laughed, rocked sparkly shoes, rang the bell at the stock exchange, beat two opponents, teared up and said goodbye. Here’s an exploration of her magical last week in tennis.
* As Ms. Williams played her final matches, women have seen their own lives reflected in the triumphs and trials of the tennis superstar.
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