One of sport's
legends played her final
. Serena Williams bowed out of the US Open on Friday after losing in the
round. The 40-year-old showed her
grit in her gruelling three-hour match. The
erupted in thunderous
at the moment of defeat. Tears streamed down Ms Williams'
as she showed her
to the crowd and waved farewell. In her post-match
, she said: "I just thank everyone that's here...on my side so many years, decades...literally
. But, it all started with my parents."