Serena Williams revealed that she was «not happy at all» after ending up on the losing side against Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round of the US Open. Williams, who was playing the last tournament of her career at the US Open, suffered a 7-5, 6-7 (4) 6-1 loss to Tomljanovic in the third round.
A round earlier, Williams defeated Anett Kontaveit, who was ranked second in the world at the time. “Actually I wasn’t very happy at all. Just for the result. I was there to keep going and keep winning.
And yeah, it was kind of like, ‘I can’t believe I let that match go’ more than anything, you know. Obviously, it was a great moment and a great memory and I never felt, I don’t feel like I left anything out, but I felt like, ‘What could I have done better that day?’” Williams said. Gayle King on CBS Mornings, according to Sportskeeda.
Williams does not think about returning to tennis
Gayle also asked Williams, now 41, on CBS Mornings if there was any chance of seeing her in professional tennis again. At this time, Williams has no intention of returning to professional tennis.
«It’s hard to say. I would say no. For now, no. I’ve literally given my whole life to tennis, and it’s time I dedicated my life to something else.» Williams said. Williams’ father, Richard, has tried to persuade the former 23-time Grand Slam champion.
But Williams wants to focus on other things in life. «He told me: ‘Serena, you should play two more Grand Slams’.» I’m like, ‘Dad, stop it.'» Williams revealed. In the same interview, Williams revealed that she and her husband are «working» to give Olympia a sibling. In 2017, Williams became a mother after she and her husband welcomed her to Olympia.