Amidst rumors making rounds that she was heading to retirement from the sports, 23-time Grand Slam singles winner Serena Williams has shut down such claims of retirement considerations, and has hinted on intentions to return to the court at the Wimbledon.
Serena recently said to have parted ways with her long serving coach Patrick Mouratoglou, and this has increased people’s impression that she was heading into retirement, but the American tennis star has firmly denied the rumors, putting the debate to rest.
The 40-year old has signaled her intentions to return to the court at the Wimbledon in June, after an ankle injury forced her out of the 2021 Wimbledon during the first round match against her Belarusian opponent, Aliaksandra Sasnovich in June. She has not played again since then after a hamstring injury ruled her out of the Australian Open in January this year.
Speculations about Serena’s future in the sports has been on the increase this week after long serving coach, Mouratoglou, who has been her coach since 2012, is said to have begun a working relationship Romanian tennis star Simona Halep, who is considered a rival of the 7-time Wimbledon champion.
Serena Williams has been on the chase for a record-equaling 24 Grand Slam title, a tally currently held by Australian retired tennis star, Margaret Court. However, she lost the 2018 and 2019 Wimbledon finals to Angelique Kerber and Simona Halep respectively, and her best since has been to reach the finals.
On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Serena took to Instagram to tell his followers of her intention to return to the court hinting about the Wimbledon in June.
“I am backstage at a Bitcoin conference in Miami with Aaron Rodgers here. We’ve been talking about my comeback and he’s been hyping me up and getting me ready for Wimbledon. Can’t wait!”, she said in a video.
Should she participate in the Wimbledon, it would have mean she has been out of action for the past one year.
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