Serena Williams ‘obviously not satisfied’ if Wimbledon loss is her last memory at SW19
Serena Williams was unable to say whether her Wimbledon career is now over after losing on Tuesday night, but she sure hopes it is not.
The 23-time Slam champion played perhaps the.most nerve-wracking Wimbledon return she could have predicted as she fell to Frenchwoman Harmony Tan 5-7, 6-1, 6-7 (7-10) under the Centre Court roof.
The match lasted more than three hours, and saw Serena serving for the match in the third before her eventual loss in a match tiebreak.
In her post-match presser, the legend was asked if she would be ok with the loss being her last memory of Wimbledon.
She replied: “Obviously not.
“You know me.
“But today I gave all I could do, you know, today.
“Maybe tomorrow I could have gave more.
“Maybe a week ago I could have gave more.
“But today was what I could do.”
The good news for fans is this does not seem to be a one off comeback moment from Serena.
The 40-year-old was asked what lies in the immediate future for her.
She responded: “It definitely makes me want to hit the practice courts.
“Because, you know, when you’re playing not bad and you’re so close.
“I feel like that it’s actually kind of like ‘Ok, Serena, you can do this if you want.”
If this is the end of the seven-time champion’s Wimbledon career, it caps an astounding 24 years following Serena’s senior debut at the grass Slam all the way back in 1998.
Otherwise, Serena is strongly considering playing the US Open this September.
“There’s definitely lots of motivation to get better and to play at home,” she said to sign off from the press conference.
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