Serena Williams' professional playing career is not over yet, and the former number-one player made it quite clear recently at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco, United States. 41-year-old Williams has always been a trailblazer throughout her sporting career, and her chances of returning to Tennis will serve as a piece of good news for tennis fans worldwide.
Trust Serena Williams with sensational comebacks, literally. A few months after announcing a closure to her professional career, ace athlete Serena Williams has hinted at a return to the world of Tennis.
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Serena Williams Comeback
Williams, who had earlier stated during her retirement announcement that she was rather evolving away from the game rather than shutting it out completely, made headlines at the TechCrunch Disrupt panel in San Francisco this week by teasing a possible return to the court.
Telling the TechCrunch panel, "I'm not retired," Williams added that the chances of her return are very high when she was asked if she would be seen on the court again. Williams was promoting her investment firm Serena Ventures at TechCrunch. The venture has raised around $111 million in the past year.
Adding on the topic Williams said, "I didn't even think about the whole retirement when I announced in August because I started this company a year back and jumped right into work post-US Open."
"I never liked the word retirement"
In August, when Serena Williams announced in the Vogue essay that she was stepping away from the game, she did mention how she views stepping away more as a transition than as full retirement. "I want to be sensitive about how I use this term, which means something very specific to a community f people, and it is important for them too. Maybe, the best to describe my next move is evolution," she had earlier written.
The tennis star received a heartwarming send-off at the 2022 US Open Grand Slam tournament in September as she exited in the third round after being defeated by Ajla Tomljanovic. Her legendary career includes a total of 23 Grand Slam titles, a feat solely achieved by her in the Open era.