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Tennis is set to lose two superstars in Serena Williams and Roger Federer

Added 09-19-22 05:07:02am EST - “Williams, 40, and Federer, 41, have both announced in short succession their plans to retire, leaving the tennis world without two of its most iconic players.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Tennis is set to lose two superstars in Serena Williams and Roger Federer”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Serena Williams and Roger Federer take a selfie following their mixed doubles match on Jan. 1, 2019, in Perth, Australia. Paul Kane/Getty Images hide caption

Serena Williams and Roger Federer take a selfie following their mixed doubles match on Jan. 1, 2019, in Perth, Australia.

It was an unusual treat for fans of the sport: the two superstars who separately dominated their own fields of women's and men's tennis were facing off against each other in a mixed doubles match.

But any competitive energy Williams and Federer wielded during the match melted away during a post-game interview, when they traded compliments and gleefully shared what it was like to play against the best in the world.

"For me, it was super cool," Williams said with a laugh. "I literally wanted to take pictures and wanted to bring my baby out. I'm, like, way too excited."

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