Serena Williams after tennis: there's no room for a come back
by LORENZO CIOTTI | VIEW 12159
Serena Williams recently told about her life after retiring from tennis, which took place in September 2022. She The former US champion revealed that she had been going through a very difficult period, following the decision to hang up her racket.
She wrote on Twitter: "At the moment I'm allowing myself to be tired. I'm indulging in some relaxation. I want to be the way I am. It's harder than I thought. I've never allowed my body to do any of this. " Serena announced her farewell to tennis in a letter entrusted to Vogue in August, in view of the US Open 2022.
She said that time: "I've never liked the word "retirement". It doesn't sound like a modern word to me. I see this as a transitional phase, but I want to be sensitive about the use of this word, which indicates something very specific and important to a community of people.
Maybe the best word to use is evolution." Serena never uttered the word: retreat. Yet a sensational her as a back of her seems really too far away. A utopia. It would be wonderful if the greatest tennis player of all time gave herself one last chance to try to win the coveted 24th Slam, but now her life is focused on something else.
That's why there seems to be no room for a come back. She has her own family, with her husband Alexis Ohanian and her daughter Olympia with whom she spends a lot of time, especially her daughter (as evidenced by her many social media posts). In addition, Serena has her passions, fashion, investments and business.
A very full life, although there are no commitments on the court. Serena Williams has undoubtedly been an icon of women's tennis throughout her splendid career, giving so much to the movement and to the rivals themselves with her enormous talent and achievements.
The US champion recently retired from the world of sport, after having rewritten a series of records, including 23 Grand Slam titles out of a total of 73 in the WTA Tour, an absolute record in the Open Era, including men too, given that the Spaniard Rafael Nadal is currently stuck at 22.
After a year away from official competitive tournaments, the US made herself seen again by fans from all over the world at Wimbledon, thanks to a wild card granted by the organizers. In that circumstance the 41-year-old gave her all but she immediately stopped in the main draw after a great battle.
In Toronto she manages to win a match before being eliminated by Belinda Bencic, while in Cincinnati the most fit British Emma Raducanu, already winner of the US Open 2021, gave her nothing, beating her in two quick sets.
Just in New York she bids farewell to tennis, paying homage to the crowd first of all with some incredible performances. She hits the first success on Kovinic on her debut and then gives herself a ticket for the third round, settling number two on the draw Anett Kontaveit in three sets.
She became the only athlete to beat a top 10 player for four consecutive decades. Aija Tomljanovic then did not leave her a chance at the end of a very tough challenge and greeted all her fans in tears.