Serena Williams, 41, has seemingly returned to gym work after giving second birth and it feels "super weird" for the American to work out with "no goal or championship in mind." Williams, a former 23-time Grand Slam champion, ended her pro tennis career after the 2022 US Open.
After announcing her pregnancy in May, Williams delivered her second child in August. "I’m not used to working out with no goal or to be honest - no championship in my mind. This is super weird," Williams wrote on X.
I’m not used to working out with no goal or to be honest - no championship in my mind.
This is super weird. — Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) September 15, 2023
Williams 'thought' about coming back
In the months after the 2022 US Open, some weren't fully convinced that Williams was indeed retired. In February, Williams admitted that she did think about returning.
But also in February, Williams said that at that point she was becoming more comfortable with her retirement decision. "I for sure feel more at peace now. It's interesting. I think I feel torn because I'm still able to play at a very, very, very high level.
With that being said, I always wanted to leave the game playing at a very high level. I also wanted to walk away when I'm healthy and have a quality of life. But I'm inch by inch leaning away, inch by inch embracing it. I was playing earlier when I first retired because it was hard to do it cold turkey.
But lately, I haven't played so much. And I miss it. I'm like, 'Oh my goodness. I gotta get out there' But it's hard for me to get out there. I did play the other day, and it's just like, 'There's no way I shouldn't be playing professional tennis'
Like, there's literally no excuse. But I mean, I guess there is an excuse, right? It's hard because when I'm playing I'm like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm pretty good at this. I can continue to do this,' which not a lot of people can say," Williams told E! in February.
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