Serena Williams teases stunning tennis return: 'I'm ready to hit again'

Williams may have just dropped a hint that she is returning to tennis.

by Dzevad Mesic
Serena Williams teases stunning tennis return: 'I'm ready to hit again'
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Serena Williams may have just teased a comeback with a social media post as the American tennis icon says she is "ready to hit some balls again."

Williams, who will be turning 43 in September, has been retired for a year and a half now after previously ending her astonishing career at the 2022 US Open. 

Since concluding her pro tennis career, the former 23-time Grand Slam champion has admitted several times that she has thought about returning to pro tennis. But so far, Williams has stayed retired. 

But today, Williams shared a post on X that left tennis fans wondering if the American is hinting at a return.

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"I’m ready to hit some balls again," Williams wrote on X.

Williams just recently admitted she was missing tennis

After retiring from tennis, Williams announced on May 1st, 2023, she was expecting her second child. In August, Williams became a mother for the second time when a baby girl named Adira River Ohanian was born. 

Now that Williams has accomplished her goal of welcoming another child, she has again started missing tennis.

“It was all good when I was pregnant and now that I’m not anymore I’m like, ‘Ohhh I miss it so much!’,” Williams said on Today with Hoda & Jenna. 

“I’m doing so many things with different businesses.

"But tennis obviously was my first love and it will always be my first love and it is something I will always be so passionate about. I will never love anything as much as tennis, 'cause it’s like, you’re in the front of the world and you don’t even realize it because there’s so much pressure and there’s so much stress.

"But you’re walking out on center court every day and they’re there to see you. And there’s no adrenaline like that.”

It will be interesting to see if Williams indeed makes a stunning comeback to tennis ahead of her 43rd birthday.

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