After playing in what appears to be the last match of her career, Serena Williams is getting tributes from the dozens of people she has inspired throughout her career. Williams, who was eliminated after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the U.S. Open on Friday, announced recently that this would be the last tournament of her legendary career.

Fans, family, friends and well-known figures around the world expressed their gratitude for Williams after she came up short in the thrilling match on Friday. President Joe Biden is among those who has honored the retiring superstar.


“Serena Williams, you’re an inspiration, a champion of all time. Thank you for dreaming, daring, and proving that anything is possible,” Biden tweeted.