Serena Williams, the 40-year-old American professional is widely regarded as the greatest female tennis player of all time by millions around the world. With 23 Grand Slam titles to her name, Serena Williams is hugely credited for revolutionizing the women’s game all over the world.
However, with many titles over the year in both the singles and the doubles categories, along with her sister Venus Williams, both of them have conquered the sport but are eventually nearing the end of their careers, as Serena and Venus Williams are aged 40 and 42 respectively and will soon be retiring.
Serena Williams drops a huge retirement hint
Currently competing at the Canadian Open, Serena Williams played through her first-round fixture of the event where she beat Spanish professional Nuria Parrizas-Diaz by 6-3, 6-4. Williams saved seven out of eight break points throughout the match, the three-time National Bank Open champion beat the Spaniard in just over two hours.
Winning her first match in over 14 months, Serena is, however, often asked the ‘how much longer question’ which was the case again after her first round victory to which she said, “I guess there’s just a light at the end of the tunnel, I don’t know, I’m getting closer to the light, so …. Lately that’s been it for me. I can’t wait to get to that light.”
She was then asked what the ‘light’ represents to which she replied, “Freedom, I love playing though, so it’s like amazing. But, you know, I can’t do this forever. So it’s just like sometimes you just want to try your best to enjoy the moments and do the best that you can,”
Playing through an iconic career, there is eventually going to be a time when both Serena Williams and Venus Williams will bow out of the sport as two greats of the game.
The American icon’s next-round opponent is yet to be decided with the matches still being played, the 40-year-old will be looking to add yet another title to her collection.