Front and center: Serena Williams and her sister Venus attended the A Conversation with Champions event at Lotte New York Palace on Thursday

Serena Williams looks stylish as she joins sister Venus Williams at the Champions event in NYC

Serena Williams looks stylish as she joins sister Venus Williams at the ‘A Conversation with Champions’ event in NYC… after the tennis pro announced her retirement

Serena Williams and her sister Venus attended the A Conversation with Champions event held at Lotte New York Palace on Thursday.

The tennis stars aged 40 and 42 were joined by other professional athletes such as Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios.

The sisters’ appearance at the event comes just weeks after Serena shocked fans by announcing she was retiring from the sport.

Front and center: Serena Williams and her sister Venus attended the A Conversation with Champions event at Lotte New York Palace on Thursday

Front and center: Serena Williams and her sister Venus attended the A Conversation with Champions event at Lotte New York Palace on Thursday

Serena wore a sleeveless yellow top that showed off her chiseled arms while taking to the stage during the event.

The celebrated athlete also wore a stylish black mini skirt and matching sandals.

Her beautiful brunette locks were partially tied back and fell to her shoulders.

Venus opted for a striking green cardigan worn over a white t-shirt.

Retirement: The sisters' appearance at the event comes just weeks after Serena shocked fans by announcing she was retiring from tennis

Retirement: The sisters’ appearance at the event comes just weeks after Serena shocked fans by announcing she was retiring from tennis

Champions: The tennis stars, aged 40 and 42 respectively, were joined by other professional athletes such as Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios

Champions: The tennis stars, aged 40 and 42 respectively, were joined by other professional athletes such as Naomi Osaka, Rafael Nadal and Nick Kyrgios

The tennis pro also rocked a crisp white cap and a matching pair of trainers.

Her beautiful dark brunette hair fell to her shoulders and contrasted perfectly with the lighter tones of her outfit.

Serena announced in an interview published by that she was retiring from tennis Fashion earlier this month.

Stylish: Serena wore a sleeveless yellow top that showed off her chiseled arms while taking to the stage during the event.  The celebrated athlete also wore a stylish black mini skirt and matching sandals

Stylish: Serena wore a sleeveless yellow top that showed off her chiseled arms while taking to the stage during the event. The celebrated athlete also wore a stylish black mini skirt and matching sandals

While sitting, the athlete expressed that she found new priorities away from the sports world.

She expressed that she is “evolving away from tennis and towards other things that are important to me”.

Serena then noted that she plans to prioritize her family going forward.

New direction: Serena announced she was retiring from tennis in an interview published by Vogue earlier this month.  While sitting, the athlete expressed that she found new priorities away from the sports world

New direction: Serena announced she was retiring from tennis in an interview published by Vogue earlier this month. While sitting, the athlete expressed that she found new priorities away from the sports world

Family matters: Serena then noted that she plans to make her family a priority going forward

Family matters: Serena then noted that she plans to make her family a priority going forward

“As an athlete, I definitely don’t want to get pregnant again. I have to be two feet into tennis or two feet out,” she said.

Serena made it clear that she didn’t take the decision to leave tennis lightly.

“I hate being at this crossroads. I keep telling myself I wish it was easy for me, but it’s not. I’m torn: I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next,” she said.

Thinking: The professional athlete expressly emphasized that she did not make the decision to leave tennis lightly

Thinking: The professional athlete expressly emphasized that she did not make the decision to leave tennis lightly

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