Serena Williams

The eleventh-ranked WTA player in the world, Serena Williams had a disappointing run on the courts of the ‘Sunshine Double’ where she was forced to retire from both her contests pertaining to sickness and a knee injury. Nevertheless, the undaunted woman of American sports history is determined to get back to her winning ways. Recently, Serena Williams spoke to NBC studios where she addressed her ardent chase for a Grand Slam title.

Serena Williams
Serena Williams

The 37-year-old American pride spoke about her thoughts on putting away her racquets aside. “Little to none. Because when you think about all the things that you’ve done, sit down and meditate on, it becomes overwhelming,” Serena Williams said. “Then I feel, ‘I don’t need to do this anymore’. So then you kind of start playing for the love of it. I believe, when you think about it, you come too satisfied and too content and you lose motivation. That’s one of the reasons I never really lose motivation because I am thinking about what I want to do next, not about, what I have already done.”

She carried on about addressing her future goals and ambitions regarding her sport. “Well, obviously, I want to keep playing. Or else I wouldn’t be training,” Serena Williams continued. “I definitely want to keep playing and see what’s next. Obviously, Grand Slams are most important to me. I was really close last year. So close literally just back from having a baby. Looking back, I don’t know how I did that. And I had the audacity to be upset when I didn’t win. But, yes I have a better shot now.”

Serena Williams, Indian Wells 2019 retirement due to illness
Serena Williams, Indian Wells 2019 retirement due to illness

Later, she revealed about her last week’s withdrawal from the Miami Open 2019 where she was seeded tenth and her injured knee compelled her to retire from the tournament. “I am still recovering from that,” the World Number 11 added. “I was so upset when I had to withdraw. Two days in and I was like, nobody is expecting me to be in the tournament. I actually had some time off. I don’t really get time off. So I had to pull out of the tournament because of my knee. I really enjoyed those days off. But, I’m back to training,” Serena Williams mentioned.