Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’
Serena Williams revealed to reporters at the U.S. Open that she is planning to return to competitive tennis in the near future.
Williams, who reached the 2008 Slam Final at Stanford before the injury that derailed her career, has been training on the court over the last 12 months, but did not reveal whether she would be taking on a role, such as as a coach.
“I will be competing again in about six months from now,” Williams said. “I’m not at the top of my game, but I’m really excited about what I see in my mind’s eye.
“I feel really confident. The first time I played since March, it was good, it was really hard. I tried to do the best I could. My coach told me it would be a good thing, because I would have to practice as much as I did before the injury. I’m excited about my next matches.”
Williams revealed that last January, she was competing in a doubles match with former world No. 1 Venus Williams.
“I was still out, but I was back playing tennis at home,” Williams said. “I was pretty sick, and I was sitting in the hospital, and my coach said, ‘We’re going to play Venus and you,’ and I didn’t expect it.
“I got on television, and she hit an amazing shot. It’s one of those things that you don’t expect to see. I’m like, ‘I don’t want to play. I want to stay.’ But this is a dream come true for me. I’m really excited about it. I’m ready to do a lot of work and to try to get back to the top of my game.”
Williams, who is only four months away from having turned 30, is returning to the sport that gave her a career and Olympic medal, but she also revealed that she had recently met with former world