Andy Roddick: Serena Williams wouldn't be around just to be ceremonial player

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Andy Roddick: Serena Williams wouldn't be around just to be ceremonial player

Former world No. 1 Andy Roddick is certain that Serena Williams believes she can still get the job done and that's why she is not ready to retire yet. Williams, 40, played her last tournament of the 2021 season at Wimbledon.

Williams, a former world No. 1, missed the rest of the season due to a hamstring issue. "She has a great support system," Roddick said during his appearance on Tennis Channel. "It's not surprising to see Serena fully commited and aggressive in something else besides tennis.

Tha's going to be her calling card forever. Doesn't matter if it is tennis, or business, or anything else. "I assure you she would not be sticking around just to be a ceremonial player. She will not enter events until she thinks that she can still win them.

She s not going to be the one that's out there satisfied with making a semifinal making a quarterfinal. She is out there to win. I hope she is healthy enough to get that chance."

Williams was 'sad' after being forced to miss the US Open

Williams is a 23-time Grand Slam champion and she is still dreaming of tying Margeret Court's record of 24 Grand Slams.

"It was really sad to miss the US Open. I had the most awesome outfit too. I put in extra effort to try to make it, but it did not work out," Williams said. A few days ago, Williams tweeted about the disappearance of Shuai Peng in China.

"I am devastated and shocked to hear about the news of my peer, Peng Shuai. I hope she is safe and found as soon as possible. This must be investigated and we must not stay silent. Sending love to her and her family during this incredibly difficult time," Williams.tweeted. Williams is expected to play at the Australian Open in January and chase another Grand Slam glory.