Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’
Serena Williams was making a comeback to tennis at the World Team Tennis Open last week in Newport, where she defeated former world No.3 Caroline Wozniacki in four sets.
She hasn’t played competitive matches since losing to Kim Clijsters at the 2011 US Open, which ended her career as one of the most dominant women in history.
“I’m excited,” she said. “I love to compete, I love to play, and when you get to know you have to give back. I owe it all to Roger, that has been the best thing for me.”
But she says that the best thing for Roger Federer is to get back into the tour and get back to being the best player he always was. If he wants to do that, he has to get back into competitive tennis, she said.
“You know Roger, he started a really cool trend with women, if I can say so myself,” she said when asked about the possibility of her joining the French Open, which is next month, on the ATP Tour.
“I get asked that a lot. It’s really hard for me to say. I think I owe it to my family and my team, I want to give them everything I have, I want to give it everything, that’s really what I want to do. I know I’m very good, I know you never know for sure until you put yourself in a position to give it all you can and see how it goes.”
Williams also revealed that she hopes Roger Federer to return to the tennis court soon.
Speaking to BBC Sports, she said: “I hope Roger’s back. I really do. I think he’s great for women and for tennis and I think he really wanted to give that to women. I don’t really know what his plans are, but I