Serena Williams on retirement in new interview
Let’s just say “It’s complicated!! This is perhaps the best way to describe Serena Williams’ status as a player. The 41-year-old hasn’t played a match since the US Open in September but has more than once given mixed signals as to whether she will play another tournament.
In her latest interview with “CBS Mornings,” Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, opened up about her retirement and said she didn’t think the term was right for her.
“I’m definitely moving on,” Williams said. “Because I feel like retirement is different. You put on your gloves or your club or your racket or whatever, or your computer, and then you relax. And you go in there and you just take the life. And that’s not what I do.
“I just feel like, for me, retirement is such a big word for someone my age,” she added. “And I was just like, ‘Uh, I don’t think… that’s really fine with me. I never really fit into a box anyway. Ever. I just need to be out of it. J I just need an arm out of the box, or a leg. Something.”
The interview with co-host Gayle King is set to air on Wednesday, February 1.
Williams, who has also won 14 Grand Slam doubles titles and two mixed doubles majors, continues to focus on her family and her expanding business empire, through her fund Serena Ventures, as she steps away from the world. professional tennis.