Serena Williams has stated she has not retired from tennis and that the probabilities of her returning are “very high”.
The 23-time Grand Slam champion stated she was “evolving away from tennis” in an essay in August.
While she didn’t verify final month’s US Open as her farewell occasion, she was greeted with tributes, hailed “the greatest of all time”, and waved an emotional goodbye after shedding within the first spherical.
“The chances (of a return) are very high. You can come to my house, I have a court,” Williams, 41, stated at a convention in San Francisco on Monday whereas selling her funding firm, Serena Ventures.
“I am not retired,” she added.
Williams additionally stated that not making ready for a match after the US Open didn’t really feel pure to her.
She stated: “I nonetheless have not actually thought of (retirement).
“But 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.
“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 steadiness.”
Athletes, celebrities and politicians paid tribute to Williams after she misplaced to Ajla Tomljanovic on the US Open in September.
Basketball star LeBron James described her as a GOAT – that means best of all time, whereas Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey paid tribute to her profitable profession.
Williams accomplished the profession Golden Slam by holding all 4 majors in addition to Olympic singles gold.
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In her Vogue essay, Williams made clear that her household was a significant consideration in her determination to “evolve away from tennis”.
She added that she did not just like the phrase “retirement” and was evolving away from the game “toward other things that are important to me”.