Serena Williams made her debut on the professional tour at the age of 16 years. Speaking on Good Morning America, the 23-time Grand Slam winner said: "I literally made the first move. My dad said I was too young and I was so small and I wasn't ready but I knew I was ready and I made that first move and I want my daughter to be able to do the same thing.
We're taught as a society that we have to wait and be second but that's not true, we can be first. I love being first. I only like being first." The former world no. 1 also commented on what she learned over the years from her career: “I learned that when I’m in the lead, I’m a closer, I’m really known to be a closer.
It’s little moments like that, that you just don’t think about because you spend so much time away. I’ve learned little things that I used to do that I have to be like, ‘Oh, okay, I remember that. Oh, so now I won’t do that again."
Serena feels satisfied with her comeback, having reached two Grand Slam finals last year and nearing an Australian Open semi-final last month. "Everything that I’ve done in 10 months has already been crazy. It’s still little lessons that I’m learning and I’m happy for those lessons."