Serena Williams moves on from tennis, leaving more than one legacy : Pop Culture Happy Hour Serena Williams recently played what might be her final professional tennis match. She's had a singular, remarkable career, including 23 singles Grand Slam titles. Along the way, she's had an enormous impact on culture inside and outside sports, and even she's started more conversations about the tennis itself and the way athletes' public lives change as they get older.

Serena Williams moves on from tennis, leaving more than one legacy

Serena Williams moves on from tennis, leaving more than one legacy

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1122091768/1122464218" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Serena Williams motions a heart to fans during the 2022 U.S. Open tennis championships. Frank Franklin II/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Frank Franklin II/AP

Serena Williams motions a heart to fans during the 2022 U.S. Open tennis championships.

Frank Franklin II/AP

Serena Williams recently played what might be her final professional tennis match. She's had a singular, remarkable career, including 23 singles Grand Slam titles. Along the way, she's had an enormous impact on culture inside and outside sports, and even she's started more conversations about the tennis itself and the way athletes' public lives change as they get older.