Serena Williams: "Here's my post-retirement life"

In a long interview with Essence magazine, Serena Williams talked about how her life has changed after her retirement

by Lorenzo Ciotti
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Serena Williams: "Here's my post-retirement life"

In a long interview with Essence magazine, Serena Williams talked about how her life has changed after her retirement.

Serena Williams is enjoying life

Serena explained: "I am a happy person. I love to laugh, I like being in company and having fun with my friends.

Professional tennis requires the utmost dedication and it is difficult for athletes to find time to relax. We have to work hard every day and always have the next goal in mind. I myself have not fully enjoyed some titles or some prestigious victories.

I'm using this free time to cultivate my passions. I love reading, going to the cinema and playing golf, all activities that I used to sacrifice. Now they help me pull the plug." Patrick Mouratoglou is skeptical about Serena's possible return to the Tour: "Would I like to see her play again? Everyone would like it, she is a legend of this sport.

However, she will only have fun if she is competitive enough. To be special in something, and she was, you also have to be a little obsessive. You need to be 100% focused on that activity. Otherwise, even if you're a tennis genius, it gets complicated.

Either way, no one will forget what he brought to tennis." Serena Williams withdrew from professional tennis at the US Open 2022, though she the American has never uttered the word retirement. The former number 1 in the world has decided to say goodbye to the women's Tour in front of her public friend, who gave her a farewell with her flakes.

A few weeks later, news also arrived of Roger Federer's retirement. The Swiss posted a letter on Instagram on September 15, 2022, in which he thanked all his fans for the unceasing support they have given him throughout his career.

The 20-time Grand Slam champion played his last match at the Laver Cup alongside Rafael Nadal, before receiving a moving tribute at London's O2 Arena. Federer and Serena have had a gigantic impact on tennis and on sport in general, so much so that their absence has had a heavy impact on the ratings of the Australian Open 2023.

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