Michelle Obama tweeted, “Congrats on an incredible profession, @SerenaWilliams! How fortunate had been we to have the ability to watch a younger woman from Compton develop as much as turn into one of many best athletes of all time. I am happy with you, my good friend—and I am unable to wait to see the lives you proceed to remodel along with your abilities.”
Tennis star Coco Gauff tweeted, “Serena, THANK YOU. It’s due to you I consider on this dream. The impression you’ve got had on me goes past any phrases that may be put collectively and for that I say thanks, thanks, thanks, GOAT!”
Retired tennis star and former U.S. No. 1 participant Billie Jean King tweeted, “Her unimaginable profession made its mark on tennis historical past. And but her best contributions could also be but to come back. Thanks, @serenawilliams. Your journey continues.”
In her Vogue essay, Serena wrote that she hoped “folks come to think about me as symbolizing one thing greater than tennis,” including, “I love Billie Jean as a result of she transcended her sport.”
Nation singer Maren Morris tweeted, “As somebody who discovered their love of tennis throughout Covid and publish partum despair, Serena, you gave me a lot hope. I’m bawling.”
Soccer star Alex Morgan tweeted, “Serena combating till the final level, at all times. You’ve got given a lot to tennis, and a lot to womens sports activities. Thanks @serenawilliams.”
Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Quarterback Patrick Mahomes tweeted, “Thanks! #Serena,” including a tennis participant emoji and three goat emojis.