sport news Serena Williams' former coach Rick Macci is not surprised at her retirement trends now

sport news Serena Williams' former coach Rick Macci is not surprised at her retirement trends now
sport news Serena Williams' former coach Rick Macci is not surprised at her retirement trends now

sport news Serena Williams' former coach Rick Macci is not surprised at her retirement trends now

Former coach Rick Macci has revealed he was not surprised by Serena Williams' decision to retire as he insisted the star is 'going to go out with a bang' at the US Open

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has called time on her career, announcing her decision in next month's Vogue.

Adoring tennis fans took to social media to claim they were emotional after the announcement Tuesday and honored the 40-year-old, describing her as the 'Greatest Of All Time'.

Former coach Rick Macci has revealed he was not surprised by Serena Williams' retirement

Former coach Rick Macci has revealed he was not surprised by Serena Williams' retirement

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has called time on her illustrious career

The 23-time Grand Slam singles champion has called time on her illustrious career 

But Macci, who coached Williams and her sister Venus at the beginning of their careers, claimed he was not shocked by the news. 

'It doesn't surprise me,' Macci told TMZ. 'Listen, she's doing this on her terms. She has a lot of things going on. 

Macci said he was happy the star was 'doing it on her own terms'

Macci said he was happy the star was 'doing it on her own terms'

'I'm just happy for her because she's making the decision and she's doing it on her terms.

'It's not an injury, she's not hanging on too long or anything like that, but what I really like it's gonna end at the US Open. That's where she won her first Grand Slam and people in New York love it. 

'I think it's gonna be a must-see TV and knowing Serena, she's gonna go out with a bang.'

Macci sent a special message to Williams as he said: 'You're doing it on your terms. Most of all, you're happy and that's the most important thing.'

'You've influenced so many people's lives, you have no idea. Not just people playing tennis and to me, I think your greatest act is yet to come.'

The US Open is expected to be Williams' final tournament before she steps away from tennis and her shock announcement sparked an unprecedented demand for tickets earlier this week.

However the reality of her retirement appears to already be hitting her as she struggled to contain her emotions in Toronto following her Canadian Open defeat by Belinda Bencic. 

Williams struggled to contain her emotions in Toronto following her Canadian Open defeat

Williams struggled to contain her emotions in Toronto following her Canadian Open defeat

A day after announcing her plan to retire, Serena Williams was beaten in straight sets by her Swiss

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