Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’ by becoming a father
Serena Williams says she would like to return to professional tennis
Serena Williams says she is eager to return to competitive tennis after giving birth
Williams has played professionally since August 2006
She has won 14 Grand Slam titles and 15 ATP Championships
She made her professional debut at age 16
Williams says she is hopeful that her return to the sport will allow her to return to the elite competition which she once dominated
The 35-year-old tennis star has admitted she is keen to resume her career and hopes that her return to competitive tennis this summer will allow her to rekindle her competitive fire.
Speaking as she prepared to take on veteran Italian Andrea Petkovic on Saturday night in the final of the Madrid Open, Williams said she didn’t expect to make such an abrupt decision and that she will soon take the time to fully analyse it.
‘I want to just keep working, to keep on improving. I want to play as long as I possibly can, and I’m not looking at anything but to be in the Top 10 again,’ said the American. ‘I want to figure out why it happened and what went wrong and how I can fix it.
‘So that will take me some time to figure out, but I’m going to be as open-minded as I can in that respect.’
The former number one has made a conscious effort not to step down from the top level, insisting she is happy to be competing at the highest level, but admits her current level of play is too much for her to continue.
‘I’m not going to stop working – I am not going to stop working at all. I’m not expecting to play 20 minutes, 30 minutes and see how I feel. I want to compete at the top,’ she said.
‘At some point, a lot of stuff is going to come out. I’m going to get to know who the right people are, I’m going to get to know whether I should be on the team or something else, I’m going to get to know the right people to have me on the team. So it’s going to