Serena Williams, who appeared to make a farewell to aggressive tennis on the US Open, dropped a touch she may not be performed on Wednesday by evoking a well-known retirement U-turn.
Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, mentioned on ABC’s “Good Morning America” that she appreciated the instance of 45-year-old NFL star quarterback Tom Brady, who retired in February solely to say six weeks later he was coming again for a twenty third season.
“You by no means know,” Williams mentioned. “I’ve been saying that I believe Tom Brady began a extremely cool development.”
Williams, nevertheless, didn’t decide to following within the footsteps of the seven-time Tremendous Bowl champion who led Tampa Bay to victory in final week’s NFL season opener.
Williams, who turns 41 on September 26, mentioned she was “evolving” away from tennis earlier than the US Open, the place her third-round loss appeared to mark a closing farewell to her wonderful profession.
Venus Williams, Serena’s older sister and a seven-time Grand Slam winner, has been attempting to get Serena to make a comeback, the youthful sibling revealed.
“She’s not performed but,” Serena Williams mentioned. “That is simply me. She’s attempting to get me and I’m like, ‘No.’”
Requested if she may maintain a “foot” on the planet of aggressive tennis “ultimately,” Williams indicated the game was in her future plans, however these stay unsure.
“I really feel like tennis has given me a lot,” Williams mentioned. “I really feel like there’s no method I don’t need to be concerned in tennis one way or the other sooner or later.
“I don’t know what that involvement is but however I do know that I really like the game a lot, I really like the sport. I really like every part about it. I has simply been such a light-weight in my life. I positively need to maintain one thing concerned in that.”
Williams mentioned that “it hasn’t fairly sunk in but” that she is transferring on as a result of after two days of sleep following her closing loss she has been busy day by day as a enterprise proprietor and mom.
“I couldn’t have requested for something extra,” Williams mentioned of her closing occasion. “I’ll always remember these moments. It was fairly superior.”