Serena Williams admitted was difficult for her to walk away from professional tennis in september because she felt that she could still play the game at a very high level. Williams, 41, reached the third round of the US Open before losing to two-time Wimbledon quarterfinalist Ajla Tomljanovic in three sets.
In the second round of the US Open, Williams defeated Anett Kontaveit, who at the time was the second-ranked player in the world.. «I sure feel more at peace now. It’s interesting. I think I feel torn that I can still play at a very, very, very high level.»
That being said, I always wanted to leave the game playing at a very high level. But it’s hard because it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I could still play and I could still do all that stuff.’ But I’m pulling away inch by inch, hugging him inch by inch,» Williams said. MY!
Williams: I played tennis at home
After retiring from professional tennis, Williams tried to entertain himself by playing at home. Of late, Williams hasn’t played much at home, but he admitted that he misses it. «I was playing before when I first retired because it was hard to do it all at once.
But lately, I haven’t played as much. And I miss him. I’m like, ‘Oh my gosh. I have to go out. But it’s hard for me to go out,» Williams added. Williams recently appeared on CBS Mornings. During her appearance, Williams admitted that there were no plans on her part to return to professional tennis..
Furthermore, Williams revealed that her father convinced her to play in at least two more Grand Slams. But Ella Williams played the game at a high level for more than two decades and felt that the time was right for her to focus on something else in life.