Michelle Obama tweeted, “Congrats on a tremendous profession, @SerenaWilliams! How fortunate have been we to have the ability to watch a younger lady from Compton develop as much as develop into one of many best athletes of all time. I am happy with you, my buddy—and I am unable to wait to see the lives you proceed to remodel along with your abilities.”
Tennis star Coco Gauff tweeted, “Serena, THANK YOU. It’s due to you I consider on this dream. The influence you have had on me goes past any phrases that may be put collectively and for that I say thanks, thanks, thanks, GOAT!”
Retired tennis star and former U.S. No. 1 participant Billie Jean King tweeted, “Her unimaginable profession made its mark on tennis historical past. And but her best contributions could also be but to come back. Thanks, @serenawilliams. Your journey continues.”
In her Vogue essay, Serena wrote that she hoped “individuals come to consider me as symbolizing one thing greater than tennis,” including, “I like Billie Jean as a result of she transcended her sport.”
Soccer star Alex Morgan tweeted, “Serena combating till the final level, at all times. You have given a lot to tennis, and a lot to womens sports activities. Thanks @serenawilliams.”
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted, “Thanks! #Serena,” including a tennis participant emoji and three goat emojis.