Serena Williams on Tuesday announced her retirement from tennis after 22 years, saying that she is "evolving away from tennis" after the US Open. The news has left her fans disheartened who have been expressing their shock and displeasure on Twitter.

   

Serena Williams announces retirement from tennis after 22 years, netizens are in tears

WHAT?

Serena Williams on Tuesday announced her retirement from tennis, saying that she is "evolving away from tennis" after the US Open. The news has left her fans disheartened who have been expressing their shock and displeasure on Twitter.

WHO?

Serena Wiliams has been ranked singles world number one by the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) for 319 weeks, including a joint-record 186 consecutive weeks. She also finished as the year-end number one five times. Serena has won 23 Grand Slam singles titles, the most by any player in the open era, and the second-most of all time, only behind Margaret Court's 24.