Tennis Champion Serena Williams to Retire

    Photo: AP [via Fox News]

    The Facts

    • In a Vogue cover story published on Tues., tennis champion Serena Williams announced her intention to retire from the sport.

    • She cited family obligations for the decision, writing "if I have to choose between building my tennis résumé and building my family, I choose the latter."

    The Spin

    Narrative A

    Williams' upcoming retirement points to broader challenges that women face in the job market that see their earnings and job opportunities diminish once they start a family - something that even the most talented and successful women aren't immune to, as proven by this latest announcement.

    Narrative B

    No matter how skillful and dominant an athlete is, there's no escaping retirement; it's only a matter of time. While this next chapter is uncharted territory for Williams, it will be exciting to see what she moves on to next.

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