Serena Williams teases tennis fans as she says ‘I’m not retired’ on TV
Serena Williams, who has taken many a tennis lesson from the world’s best players over the past 20 years, appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning to answer a question about her long retirement.
“No, I’m not retired,” she said, explaining that she has been the “greatest competitor” in the sport. But she added: “If I was retired, I would be retired for four years and I would come back to play tennis.”
Williams, who has not competed professionally since her retirement in December 2012, added: “Everybody knows that I’m very competitive. But I am not a person who, you know, wants to retire. I just don’t want to do that. So I’ve been playing as long as I’m going to play.
“I’m happy. I’m having a great time at the moment. I’ve been training five times a week and I feel like I’m getting back to playing and I am enjoying playing my best tennis. So I think just because you are retired you don’t feel the need to play. But it has been 20 years. There’s a lot of tennis players out there that are playing for 20 years.”
“I am not ready yet”
Williams, who won Wimbledon in 2009 and 2011, was recently selected to play for Team USA at the Olympics in London. She was also a member of the U.S. Davis Cup team for 12 years, a record that is tied with Martina Navratilova for the most on the women’s side of the singles draw.
Serena Williams appears on “Fox & Friends” to promote ‘I’m not retired.’
In an earlier interview, Williams said that, even while training for the Olympics, she has “no plans” to retire during the 2013 season.
“I have no plans. I have no plans. I don’t know. You know, I’m trying to make every moment that I’m out there to be the best. My goal is to go out and do the best I can and enjoy it,” she told The Associated Press during her Tuesday visit to Orlando.
“You know, I have no plans. But I’m training and that’s all [right],” Williams added