Serena Williams announced her retirement from tennis
After Williams announced he made the decision “move in a different direction” In the sport he has dominated for the past two decades, Roddick has called his upcoming appearance at the tennis tournament his last professional Grand Slam. Events before retirement“A historical event.”
“It’s a difficult thing to come up with superlatives to describe what he achieved, what he meant to the game,” he exclusively told E! the news “I’ve known Serena since we were 8 or 9 years old. I’m glad she announced early. It gives us a chance to celebrate with him. I hope this is not too much confusion. I hope it ends the way he wants.”
A reflection on the storied careers of both Serena and her sister Venus Williams“It’s amazing to have a front-row seat to their process of hitting the ball six and seven hours a day while turning pro to become icons of our sport,” Roddick noted.
After kicking off the event with a Legends Unmatched VIP party featuring a performance by DNCE, he’ll watch both sisters play from a VIP suite hosted by IHG Hotels and Resortswhich has 17 brands and 6,000 global destinations.
The trip is a special occasion for the father of Hank, 6, and Stevie, 4, whom he shares with his wife. Brooklyn Decker.
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“I don’t travel to a lot of events,” Roddick explained.