"You never know" - Serena Williams hints at Tom Brady-like return from retirement

Serena suffered a hard-fought 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 loss against Ajla Tomljanović from Australia in her final match at the US Open 2022.

Abhishek SandikarAuthor

Updated - 15 September 2022 12:36 PM

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American tennis star Serena Williams has hinted at a possible return on the pro-circuit. Williams before the US Open had announced her retirement but now has entertained the idea of a comeback. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was talking on the ABC talk show Good Morning America and gave the example of NFL star quarterback Tom Brady. 


The 45-year-old had retired in February but six weeks later he announced that he was coming back for a 23rd season. In the Flushing Meadows, Serena suffered a hard-fought 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 loss against Ajla Tomljanović from Australia in the third round. "You never know," Williams said. "I've been saying that I think Tom Brady started a really cool trend."  


Talking about her older sister, Serena addressed that Venus Williams, a seven-time Grand Slam winner, has been pushing her to make a comeback. "She's not done yet," Serena Williams said. "This is just me. She's trying to get me and I'm like, 'No'."


Serena was then asked if she would be around the world of competitive tennis "in some way," and indicated the sport will be part of her future plans. "I feel like tennis has given me so much," Williams said. "I feel like there's no way I don't want to be involved in tennis somehow in the future.


"I don't know what that involvement is yet but I do know that I love the sport so much, I love the game. I love everything about it. I have just been such a light in my life. I definitely want to keep something involved in that," she continued. 


Williams then reminisced the final game of her career and said that she feels "it hasn't quite sunk in yet" which caused her looser around two days of sleep. But since then she has been busy every day in her business endeavours and her duties as a mother. "I couldn't have asked for anything more. I'll never forget those moments. It was pretty awesome",  Williams said of her final event.

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