NEW YORK, NY, USA - One of the all-time great careers in women's tennis has come to an end, as Lisa Raymond played her last career match at the US Open on Saturday, a second round mixed doubles loss alongside Jamie Murray at the hands of Yaroslava Shvedova and Juan Sebastian Cabal.
Raymond's singles career was impressive - she won four WTA titles, made two Grand Slam quarterfinals (Wimbledon in 2000, the Australian Open in 2004) and peaked at No.15 in the world. But her doubles results were legendary - she won an incredible 79 WTA doubles titles, including six majors, and she won five more majors in mixed doubles as well. She also spent 137 weeks as the World No.1 in doubles.
And the whole journey began and ended in Flushing Meadows - the Pennsylvania native played her first WTA main draw as a qualifier at the 1989 US Open and, now, wraps her career up at the 2015 US Open.
Here's what everyone's saying about Raymond's legendary career in the Twittersphere:
Congrats @lisaraymond73 on amazing career.Will miss your high class serve&volley??Great player,great person.All the best in your new chapter
What a career @lisaraymond73 all those years on the tour and I never got to play doubs with you? Big congrats?
Very lucky to have called @lisaraymond73 my doubles partner. Wishing you the happiest of retirements after you kill it in the mixed ? x
? LZ Granderson (@Locs_n_Laughs) September 5, 2015
.@lisaraymond73 will still be on tour as part of Keys' coaching team, which means I will still get the BEST foodie recs at every stop.
? Courtney Nguyen (@FortyDeuceTwits) September 5, 2015
Had many great conversations with @lisaraymond73 over the years, and loved watching her play, amazing hands. Congrats on a great career.
? Tom Perrotta (@TomPerrotta) September 5, 2015
? Michael Barkann (@MBarkannCSN) September 5, 2015