Serena Williams Tells Bradley Cooper She ‘Definitely Still Can Go Back To Tennis’

Tennis’ GOAT can’t be gone forever.

Serena Williams maybe recently retired from sportbut the athlete admitted she doesn’t mind returning at some point in the future.

“I feel like if I want to come back, I can definitely still come back,” she said Bradley Cooper during an event hosted by A+E Networks and History Channel History Talks in Washington DC on September 24 diversity.

For now, Serena, 40, is comfortable with her decision to hang up her racquet, explaining that she “just had to stop.”

“I’ve always said that when I’m playing really good tennis and I’m winning and beating good players, I want to quit,” she said. “For me, it’s really about things that I want to do spiritually and spending time with my daughter and my family.”

Serena greeted the daughter Olympia 2017 with husband Alexis Ohanian.

“As a Super practical mom, I can’t tell you how hard it was. I lost so many games after I had Olympia because it was so hard to be on the pitch,” she continued time to do something else for me and work on other things too.”

Serena Williams over the years

In August, the four-time Olympic champion announced that she was retiring from the sport after a recent tournament.

Serena Williams, Bradley Cooper

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“I’ve never liked the word retirement,” she wrote in a cover story for FashionSeptember 2022 edition. “It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me. I thought of this as a transition, but I want to be sensitive about how I use this word, which means something very specific and important to a community of people. Perhaps evolution is the best word to describe what I intend to do. I’m here to tell you that I’m evolving away from tennis and towards other things that are important to me.”

She continued: “For me, this topic is not happiness. I know it’s not the usual thing to say, but I feel a lot of pain. It’s the hardest thing I can ever imagine. I hate it. I hate that I have to be at this crossroads, I keep telling myself I wish it would be easy for me but it’s not, I’m torn: I don’t want it to be over, but I am at the same time I’m ready for what’s next.”

On September 2nd, Serena played what she thought she was last pro game at 2022 US Openlosing to the Australian player Ajla Tomljanovic in the third round.

Serena Williams, Wimbledon

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Only days later, however, she hinted at it there can be hope for their return to the game after Jimmy Fallon asked if she would ever “draw one Tom Brady‘ and don’t retire.

“You know what? Tom Brady has started an amazing trend,” she shared The Tonight Show 13.september. “I will say that.”

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