#Tennis: Tearful #SerenaWilliams begins farewell tour as she loses at the #CanadianOpen

(CNN)Carrying a bouquet of flowers and wiping a tear from her eye, Serena Williams waved to the raucous crowd on Wednesday a day after her announcing her forthcoming retirement from tennis.

The 23-time grand slam champion was defeated 6-2 6-4 by Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Canadian Open in Toronto — her first match since penning an article in Vogue explaining that “the countdown has begun” and that she will “evolve away from tennis.”

“As I said in the article, I’m terrible at goodbyes. But goodbye, Toronto,” she said in an on-court interview after the match.

Read more at: Serena Williams begins farewell tour as she loses at the Canadian Open – CNN

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