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Serena Williams played in what is expected to be her final match Friday, as she fell in the third round at the US Open.

The New York tournament provided the setting for her first major title back in 1999, so it would be only fitting for the Grand Slam to serve as her last hurrah, as she implied in the Vogue cover story in which she announced her farewell from the sport.

Just Women’s Sports has everything you need to know about the legend’s last ride.

Legendary career:

Next generation:

US Open: