Frances Tiafoe reflects on inspirational friendship with Serena Williams

In a recent interview, U.S. tennis star Frances Tiafoe reflected on what being friends with Serena Williams meant ahead of her retirement announcement.

After Serena Williams from the tennis world in Vogue, in her own words, using a full-page front cover spread — saying goodbye the way only icons can — the tennis world began to process a court without Serena.

Of course, Williams made it clear that the US Open will be her last big hurrah, and U.S. tennis star Frances Tiafoe will be there with her to celebrate.

"We hitting US Open for sure big sis," Tiafoe said in an , tagging Williams.

The well-wishing from Tiafoe is special, as the 24-year-old star is considered one of the next great American tennis players. Beyond that, Williams and Tiafoe have built a friendship over the years, with the two now sharing the same agent.

In a with FanSided, Tiafoe reflected on how the Williams sisters have changed the game, especially for young Black tennis players to .