Elliott: Serena Williams embarks on final Grand Slam with peerless legacy: 'An icon of icons'

Serena Williams hits a backhand throughout her match in opposition to Emma Raducanu

on the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 16. Williams embarks

on the Western & Southern Open on Aug. 16. Williams embarks

on what is predicted to be the ultimate Grand Slam of her record-breaking profession on

on what is predicted to be the ultimate Grand Slam of her record-breaking profession on

the U.S. Open on Monday. (Aaron Doster / Related Press)

the U.S. Open on MondayIf this U.S. Open is the finale of Serena Williams’ pace-setting profession,(Aaron Doster / Related Press)

the U.S. Open on MondayIf this U.S. Open is the finale of Serena Williams’ pace-setting profession,(Aaron Doster / Related Press)

the U.S. Open on MondayIf this U.S. Open is the finale of Serena Williams’ pace-setting profession,(Aaron Doster / Related Press)