Serena Williams turned 41 on the 26th of September, the tennis legend announced her retirement and played her final match at the 2022 US Open in New York City.
However, when asked if she would make a Tom Brady-like return soon after retiring, she did not rule out making a comeback to the sport.
The Michigan-born tennis star was the most dominating woman to play the sport.
She has set many records in her career, some seem unbreakable.
Serena first announced that she was “evolving away from tennis” in a Vogue interview published last month. She played her final match in early September.
Speaking to Bradley Cooper at the A+E Networks and History Channel’s History Talks event.
Serena explained that she just felt like she “needed to stop.”
“I always said I wanted to stop when I’m playing really good tennis and winning and beating good players,” she continued, per Variety. “For me, it’s really about things I want to do spiritually and spending time with my daughter and family,” Serena said [Via Vogue]
I don’t like to lose at anything, yet I’ve grown most not from victories, but from setbacks [Via Forbes]
Serena’s plans after retirement
She clarified she will re-direct her enrey and drive into her investment firm, Serena Ventures.
Williams wants to explore her spiritual life. She wants to evolve as a mom. “I think I’m good at it,” she says of parenthood. “But I want to explore if I can be great at it.” Added Serena
Speaking about Serena Ventures, she told Vogue that the investment firm has now funded 16 companies valued at $1 billion or more and that 78% of its portfolio are companies started by women or people of colour.
Serena Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam winner and a true inspiration for millions across the globe.
There are speculations that Serena and elder sister Venus Williams have been given a wild card into the women’s doubles tournament.
It remains unclear whether Williams will return to Tennis.
When asked if she could possibly play next year’s Australian Open, she replied: “I don’t think so”, but added: “You never know. I’ve learned in my career, never say never.”