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Serena Williams Dubbed ‘One of the Greatest of All Time’ After Final Match

Serena Williams waves to fans following her defeat at the 2022 US Open on Sept. 2.

Serena Williams waves to fans following her defeat at the 2022 US Open on Sept. 2.

Photographer: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

Michelle Obama praised Serena Williams as "one of the greatest athletes of all time" as the tennis superstar played what was likely to be her final professional match.

The former first lady congratulated her friend on her "amazing career" and said Williams would go on to "transform lives" with her talents.