Serena Williams teases fans about return at Wimbledon
The 23-time Grand Slam champion has not played since Wimbledon 2021 but hinted at a possible return at Wimbledon
Serena Williams, the 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, has teased fans about a possible return to the sport at Wimbledon in a new video she posted online.
Williams, who is 40 years old, has not played since withdrawing from her first-round match at Wimbledon last year due to a hamstring injury.
Williams appears alongside Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the video, which was shot backstage at a Bitcoin conference in Miami, where they talk about her comeback.
“We’ve been talking about my comeback and he’s been hyping me up and getting me ready for Wimbledon. Can’t wait!” said Williams in the video.
Rodgers replied: “Wimbledon? What about the US Open?”
“Wimbledon is before the US Open! I have to play Wimbledon first!” responded Williams.
Mouratoglou, the long-time coach of Serena Williams, just announced a new gig with former world No 1 Simona Halep
The video came on the same day that Williams’ long-time coach Patrick Mouratoglou announced that he would take on the role of coaching Simona Halep, the former world No 1 who is a two-time Grand Slam winner.
In his message, Mouratgolou said he had discussed his desire to return to coaching with Williams and based on their discussion, he had the chance to coach another player in the short-term at least.
The announcement of Mouratoglou, who has worked with Williams for the last decade now, led to speculation among fans online that Williams may never return to the sport.
It remains to be seen if Williams will eventually return to the tour at Wimbledon. This is not the first time she has said she would be returning. Late last year, she said she definitely planned to compete at the Australian Open but ended up withdrawing from the season’s first Grand Slam.