Former world No.1 Serna Williams says she still loves the game but adds she also enjoys what she has built off the court. On Tuesday, Williams made her return to tennis following a 12-month absence as she and Ons Jabeur defeated Marie Bouzkova and Sara Sorribes Tormo 2-6 6-3 13-11 in their Eastbourne doubles opener.
“It was so fun to play with Ons. It was great. We had a lot of fun and our opponents played amazing. We were happy to stay in there. I was talking with Ons in the first set and I said, ‘we’re not playing bad, they really played really good in that set’
But obviously, winning and getting more balls and playing a little bit more made us feel a lot better and it definitely felt reassuring,” Williams said, per Sportskeeda.
Williams on her future
Williams is now a wife, mother, and she is also trying to help businesses through Serena Ventures.
When Williams was asked whether she would return in 2023, she couldn’t give a clear answer. “I don’t know, I can’t answer that. I love tennis and I love playing, or else I wouldn’t be out here, right? But I also love what I do off the court, what I’ve built with Serena Ventures, it’s interesting.
So, it’s a lot,” Williams added. Williams sustained an unfortunate ankle injury at Wimbledon 12 months ago. Six games into her Wimbledon first round match, Williams was forced to retire versus Aliaksandra Sasnovich.
Now, Williams has been awarded a main draw wildcard into Wimbledon and she will make her singles return at The All England Club. Williams is a seven-time Wimbledon champion and she certainly knows what it takes to make a deep run at The All England Club.
Williams hasn’t played a singles match in a year but many feel she could do well at Wimbledon if she finds her game and rhythm.