Serena Williams teases return to aggressive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘began a very cool pattern’


Little greater than two weeks after she was knocked out of the US Open – a second many thought can be the final act of her tennis profession – Serena Williams has teased her potential return to the game.

Williams introduced forward of the US Open that she would “evolve away from tennis” following the grand slam, the place she was knocked out within the third spherical by Ajla Tomljanović.

And on Wednesday, the 23-time grand slam champion stated “you never know” to a return to aggressive tennis sooner or later.

“I think Tom Brady started a really cool trend, you know … the way he did it,” Williams stated on Good Morning America.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady, now 45 years previous, stated he was retiring from the NFL in February, solely to later reverse that call. He starred within the Bucs’ 19-3 win over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday.

After a year-long absence, Williams made a short return to singles tennis this yr when she competed at Wimbledon, the Nationwide Financial institution Open, the Western & Southern Open and the US Open, profitable three matches. She additionally competed in doubles tennis in a number of tournaments.

“I feel like tennis has given me so much and I feel like there’s no way that I don’t want to be involved in tennis somehow in the future,” she stated.

“I don’t know what that involvement is yet, but I do know that I love the sport so much.”

Over the course of her 27-year tennis profession, Williams gained 39 grand slam titles throughout singles and doubles and 73 WTA Tour singles titles.

As a part of her plans to “evolve away from tennis,” Williams stated she can be specializing in her younger household, in addition to pursuing her enterprise pursuits and charity ambassador roles.

She has additionally authored her first youngsters’s guide, “The Adventures of Qai Qai,” a few younger woman’s journey together with her doll and finest pal, Qai Qai. It releases later this month.

“It’s so authentic,” stated Williams. “It’s a narrative that we got here up with throughout Covid and this explicit guide of Qai Qai is basically nearly utilizing your creativeness as a result of children have such a tremendous creativeness.

“We couldn’t leave the house and I was playing with Olympia and our dog Qai Qai who has this amazing personality … We wanted to really just put in people’s minds that we can’t forget how important it is to use your imagination and play.”