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.
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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.
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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.”