Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’ when he helped the Boston Marathon runners
Tennis world legend Serena Williams has hinted at the possibility of her playing tennis again after her career came to a premature halt due to a shoulder injury, after showing off her potential tennis skills with a hilarious parody of herself performing on a tennis court.
Speaking at the Women in Tennis Foundation Gala in Los Angeles, Williams said she has to get used to the thought of being a spectator, though the 29-year-old star joked she might not even want to watch her former competitor Serena Smith play tennis again.
Williams, the world number one and seven-time Olympic gold medallist, was forced to put a plaster on her shoulder in 2012 with shoulder surgery after a routine treatment for tennis elbow following the Wimbledon, following which she announced her retirement from tennis in January 2013, having won 62 grand slams and played in 15 Wimbledon finals.
She finished her career on a high point, winning the 2016 US Open and beating the then 41-year-old Federer in the final at the All England Club after having won five major titles.
However her career has suffered from setbacks since her last victory in the French Open in January 2013 (AFP)
After the injury at the French Open, which she believed came from a collision with a chair in her change room, she had a surgery on her anterior shoulder for two-weeks and later had an osteoperiosteal flap to repair the tear of the labrum.
However her career has suffered from setbacks since, with the injury ruling her out of a number of tournaments including the French Open (2015), the Madrid Open (2016), the Western & Southern Open (2016), and the Australian Open (2017).
However in September 2017, it was announced that her left shoulder was completely re-torn in a training accident, leaving Williams with a torn labrum in her left shoulder.
The 29-year-old star revealed on Saturday that she’s going to be playing a musical performance, but revealed no details about the musical act or how long the performance would be.
Serena Williams is seen singing her one-woman show on stage at the Women in Tennis Foundation gala in Los Angeles in