Fformer First Lady of the United States Michelle Obamabasketball legend LeBron James and golfer Tiger Woods were just some of the big names who paid tribute Serena WilliamsCareer Friday.
Williams retired from tennis after her US Open liquidation in hand Ayla Tomlyanovichwho beat her opponent 7-5, 6-7(4), 6-1.
“Congratulations on an amazing career, Serena Williams!” Michelle Obama tweeted.
“How lucky we are to be able to watch a young girl from Compton grow up to become one of the greatest female athletes of all time.”
Another athlete who paid tribute to Williams was Los Angeles Lakers star James, who greeted the former tennis player via a video posted on Twitter.
“It was an honor to watch your journey,” said the four-time NBA champion.
“I just want to thank you for being an inspiration to so many.”
famous golfer Tiger Woods also took to Twitter to dedicate a post to the 40-year-old tennis legend.
“You are literally the best on and off the court,” Woods wrote.
“Thank you for inspiring us all to make our dreams come true. I love you sis!!!!!!