Serena Williams on Monday stated she has not retired from tennis and that the possibilities of her returning are “very excessive” after she beforehand indicated that she would step away from the game after final month’s U.S. Open.
“I’m not retired,” Williams stated at a convention in San Francisco whereas selling her funding firm, Serena Ventures.
“The probabilities (of a return) are very excessive. You’ll be able to come to my home, I’ve a court docket.”
Williams, 41, stated she was “evolving away from tennis” in an essay in August and, whereas she didn’t verify the U.S. Open as her farewell occasion, she was given lavish tributes earlier than every match in New York and waved an emotional goodbye after dropping within the third spherical.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion, who took the tennis world by storm as a teen and is taken into account by many the best of all time, stated not making ready for a match after the U.S. Open didn’t really feel pure to her.
“I nonetheless haven’t actually considered (retirement),” Williams stated.
“However I did get up the opposite day and go on the court docket and (thought-about) for the primary time in my life that I’m not enjoying for a contest, and it felt actually bizarre.
“It was like the primary day of the remainder of my life and I’m having fun with it, however I’m nonetheless looking for that stability.”