Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’
In an interview with David Letterman, the 22-time Grand Slam winner said she would try to return to tennis and suggested she was just getting started.
“I could easily play again, I just don’t want to. But I love tennis,” Serena told the Late Show’s David Letterman after he asked her about her future plans.
“It’s what I like to do, but I don’t know if I want to play now,” Williams said. “I think I had a pretty good career, I think I could be on the Tour again.”
This is the first of five stories in a five-part series about the future of the women’s tennis tour.
Letterman asked Williams if she would, in fact, play again. Despite believing her to be a top talent, Williams was non-committal.
“I just don’t know,” she said. “I would love to do that again, but I don’t know,” Williams said.
But she did offer a hint of some possible plans down the road.
“I would love to get back and play tennis full time and be a tennis coach or something, I don’t know that yet. But one day I will do whatever I want to be,” Williams said.
Williams’ comments came after she and her boyfriend Thomas Bowyer were asked by the tennis star’s agent to stay quiet about his private life. The two were dating each other for five months, including a short engagement last month in Las Vegas.
The tennis legend has said she is committed to their relationship, and also believes her life would be a mess without him.
Tennis champion Venus Williams, who was asked about playing again in an interview with CBS, said she has “no plans at this time” and that “I feel too old” to play again.
“I’ve lost a lot of motivation and