Serena Williams loses to world number six Vesnina in US Open quarterfinals

Serena Williams’ legendary tennis career likely over after third-round singles’ play loss at US Open

Serena Williams looks dejected after losing the third round of the US Open in Washington.

Williams, who won 14 Grand Slam singles titles, fell to world number six Elena Vesnina 7-5, 6-0 on Friday night in the quarterfinals.

Vesnina made history earlier this year when the Czech won her first ever Grand Slam singles title.

Williams, now 38, came close to playing in the final of the tournament but couldn’t find a way to overcome an 18th-seeded Vesnina despite coming from three sets down to win the opening set.

The former world number one had a chance to bring her career back to the big stage but she was unable to beat the top seed from the 2014, 2015 and 2017 finals.

And she has admitted defeat.

“I really have to say I have to cry like a little child after this defeat,” Williams said after the match.

“I was fighting very hard to try and stay in the match and she took the match away from me. I lost, plain and simple.

“I can’t believe the difference in the level, the consistency, the experience. I have seen these things all my life and I have to admit, I just don’t know if I can do this anymore.

“I have got to accept it and I have to accept my responsibility and I can’t go back and change what has happened now. I have to own it. I have to own up to it and move on.”

Williams took to Twitter to make amends for the disappointment.

The former world number one posted a photo with her children, who are now ages seven and 10.

She thanked them for the support shown during her time away from tennis.

“When I walk through the door to spend time with

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