Serena Williams reflects on final US Open match
Anyone who knows Serena Williams and the competitor that she is knows that the American tennis star hates losing. The 23-time Grand Slam champion was hoping for a fairy tale ending to her career at the US Open last year, but those hopes were dashed by Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round after a close three-set battle.
Five months later, Serena Williams says she was not happy at all after the loss and looks back on it wondering what she could have done better.
“I actually wasn’t very happy at all. Just because of the result. I was there to keep going and keep winning,” Williams said in an interview with CBS Mornings. or less like ‘I can’t believe I let that game go’ more than anything, you know,” she said. “Obviously it was a great moment and a great memory and I never felt – I don’t feel like I left anything, but I just thought, ‘What could I have done better that day?’ “
During the interview, Williams added that she has no plans to return at this time and that she wants to spend her time on something other than tennis.
“I feel more pain like looking at old photos than yes, looking at all the photos and the championships or something like that,” she added. “I’m like, oh I miss it, but it’s hard to say, I’d say no right now, no, because it’s just, I literally gave my whole life to tennis and it’s time for me to give my life to something else.”