Photo via @serenawilliams on Instagram
Jackie was a loyal and special friend to Serena Williams through triumphs and challenges. She got Jackie when she was 17, 2 weeks before she won her very first Grand Slam. Jackie passed on today. She was 16 years young and up until a few days ago was apparently still sprinting. Her poor body gave out this morning and she had a way of telling Serena it was time to be brave and let her go.
“With my dad by my side we were able to say a loving goodbye. She was with me from 1999 until today and I miss her so much. I got out of the shower this afternoon and she was not there to lick my leg as she always did every day to remind me how much she loved me. I feel so lucky to have such a special friend. Give your dog, cat, pet a big hug.“
We send all our sympathy and hugs.