Serena Williams continues to tease tennis followers about whether or not they may see her again on court docket, this time saying she is “not retired” from the game.
Williams, thought-about by many as the best participant of all time, announced she would “evolve away from tennis” after this 12 months’s US Open, including that she “by no means appreciated the phrase retirement.”
In a short comeback to the game final 12 months, the 23-time grand slam champion accomplished in singles at Wimbledon, the Nationwide Financial institution Open, the Western & Southern Open and the US Open, the place she was knocked out by Ajla Tomljanović within the third spherical.
Talking on the latest TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco to advertise Serena Ventures, her funding firm, Williams, 41, mentioned: “I’m not retired … The possibilities are very excessive [of playing again]. You come to my home, I’ve bought a court docket.”
Final month, in an interview on Good Morning America, Williams mentioned “you by no means know” to a return to aggressive tennis and defined how NFL quarterback Tom Brady had “began a very cool development.”
The 45-year-old Brady mentioned he was retiring from the NFL in February, solely to later reverse that call and proceed his profession with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
As a part of her plans to “evolve away from tennis,” Williams mentioned she could be spending extra time along with her household, in addition to pursuing her enterprise pursuits and charity ambassador roles.