Serena Williams continues to tease tennis fans about whether they’ll see her back on the court, this time saying she’s “not retired” from the sport.
Williams, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, announced that she would “evolve away from tennis” after this year’s US Open, adding that she “never liked the word retirement”.
In a brief return to the sport last year, the 23-time Grand Slam champion completed singles at Wimbledon, the National Bank Open, the Western & Southern Open and the US Open, where she was eliminated by Ajla Tomljanović in the third round. .
Speaking at the recent TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco to promote Serena Ventures, his investment company, Williams, 41, said: “I’m not retired… The possibilities are very high. [of playing again]. Come to my house, I have a court.”
In an interview with Good Morning America last month, Williams said he “never knows” about a return to competitive tennis and explained how NFL quarterback Tom Brady had “started a very interesting trend.”
Brady, 45, said he would retire from the NFL in February, only to reverse that decision and continue his career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season.
As part of her plans to “evolve away from tennis”, Williams said she would spend more time with her family, as well as pursue her business interests and charity ambassador roles.