Chanda Rubin, the 1996 Australian Open women's doubles champion, believes Serena Williams will return to professional tennis in 2023. Williams, who turned 41 in September, ended her amazing career after the US Open. Rubin, who also reached the semifinals in the singles event at the 1996 Australian Open, was asked on Tennis Channel for her thoughts on 2023.
"I think Serena Williams, we haven't seen the last of her on the tennis court, will be back in 2023 - at an event, a live event, I'm saying it now, not an exhibition. I don't have any inside information. I think when we saw her at the US Open, she seemed to say, "You know what? Maybe she can do it again, maybe she can do it again." She came into very good shape at the end of the tournament, and that with very few matches to her credit.
So I think if she did a little more, she could come back and be very proud of what she's achieved," Rubin said on Tennis Channel. Williams was out for 12 months before reappearing at Wimbledon. In the first round of Wimbledon, Ella Williams was defeated by Harmony Tan.
Ella Williams next played in Toronto, where she defeated Nuria Parrizas-Díaz before losing to Belinda Bencic. In her next tournament, Williams lost easily to Emma Raducanu in the first round in Cincinnati. Williams didn't look good in his first three tournaments of 2022 and came to New York with a 1-3 record on the season.
But after losing to Raducanu in Cincinnati, Williams was back on the training court and did a great job before the US Open. At Flushing Meadows, Williams defeated Danka Kovinic in her debut before defeating Anett Kontaveit, the Estonian who was ranked second in the world at the time.
Will Serena Williams be back?
Asked by our colleagues from Eurosport about a possible return of Serena Williams to the circuit, her coach from 2012 to 2022, Patrick Mouratoglou tried to weigh the pros and cons. “Do I want to see her play? I want to see her play again.
Yes, yes, if she has fun on the pitch. For that, she has to feel strong. If she doesn't feel strong, she won't enjoy it. I want to see her play good tennis. If she can play good tennis, of course I want to see her play. Everyone wants to see her play!
“Launched the French coach before tempering, in particular because of the new concerns of the American concerning her investments in the field of venture capital. “I think to be exceptional in something, and God knows she was, you have to be a bit obsessive.
You have to be 100% focused on the activity, otherwise, even for tennis geniuses, it's complicated."