‘Terrible at goodbyes’: Serena Williams begins farewell tour with Canadian Open defeat

The first stop on Serena Williams’s farewell tour came to a quick end as she fell 6-2, 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Canadian Open, a day after announcing her forthcoming retirement from tennis.

Williams arrived on the court to a standing ovation and had the full support of the capacity crowd throughout the 77-minute match…