An emotional Serena Williams has admitted she is “terrible at goodbyes” following defeat by Belinda Bencic in buy levitra online uk the second round of the Canadian Open.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion lost 6-2 6-4 in Toronto in her first match since announcing she will be “evolving away” from tennis.
The 40 year old American, received a standing ovation on court and had the full backing of the crowd throughout.
“It was a lot of emotions obviously,” said Williams.
“I love playing here, I’ve always loved playing here. I wish I could have played better but Belinda played so well today. It’s been an interesting 24 hours.
“As I said in the article, I’m terrible at goodbyes. But, goodbye Toronto.”
Writing for Vogue on Tuesday, Williams said she was moving towards “other things that are important to me”, adding she did not like the word “retirement”.
In an accompanying Instagram post, she wrote that “the countdown has begun”.
Following the match, a tearful Williams was presented with jerseys of basketball team generic levitra online overnight delivery the Toronto Raptors and ice hockey team the Toronto Maple Leaves for her and daughter Olympia.