Serena Williams said she hasn't actually retired from tennis
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The legendary American tennis player and probably the best in history, Serena Williams, tearfully said goodbye to active playing at the beginning of September. Seven weeks later, the 41-year-old said she hadn't said goodbye.
After the third round match of the US Open on September 3, Williams said goodbye to the audience in tears, and thanked her sister Venus, who was her inspiration for great achievements in her career... She even announced before the tournament that these would be her last professional matches.
“In the last year, Alexis and I have been trying to have another child, and we recently got some information from my doctor that put my mind at ease and made me feel that whenever we’re ready, we can add to our family,” the 23-time Grand Slam champion said in the essay.
However, during the promotion of her investment company Serena Ventures in San Francisco, she changed the story. “I did wake up the other day and go on the court and (considered) for the first time in my life that I’m not playing for a competition, and it felt really weird,” she said at the conference on Oct.
24. “It was like the first day of the rest of my life and I’m enjoying it, but I’m still trying to find that balance”. said Williams.
Serena has won four Olympic gold medals.
“I never expected gold in singles,” Serena said after she won her first individual gold medal, per Tennis.com.
“I was so happy with my doubles golds. I thought, ‘If my career’s over, I have my gold medal and now I have everything.’ Now I have singles, doubles, actually everything there is to win in tennis. Where do I go from here?” Tennis fashion was pushed to its limits by Serena Williams "I've been like this my whole life, and I embrace me and I love how I look,” she told Good Morning America.
“I love that I am a full woman, and I'm strong and I'm powerful and I'm beautiful at the same time and there's nothing wrong with that. I just don't have time to be brought down. I have too many things to do, you know. I have Grand Slams to win. I have people to inspire. And that's what I'm here for."