Serena Williams exits US Open as one of the best ever, yet her inheritance goes a long way past her titles won

NEW YORK - - a long time back, Serena Williams came out on top for her most memorable Grand Slam championship here. On Friday, she said her farewells in a similar spot, before a sold-out swarm at Arthur Ashe Stadium.

"Much obliged to you, daddy, I realize you're watching. Much obliged, mother," Williams said prior to beginning to cry during her post-match on-court interview. "Everybody that is here, that has been my ally, for such countless years, many years

It was a fitting and round-trip finale for one of the games' most incredible bosses.

Serena Williams' legendary tennis career has likely come to an end after she fell to Australia's Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the US Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium in Flushing, New York.

The 23-time huge homerun singles champion makes a permanent imprint, on tennis as well as in all games.

In a blissful, tears-filled interview she said thanks to her folks, saying she was extremely thankful to them since they began everything.