Serena Williams teases tennis fans as she says ‘I’m not retired’
Serena Williams and her husband had their own tennis stars.
Serena and Roger Federer, the two-time Wimbledon champion, share a special bond that has helped them through some of life’s toughest moments.
And now the 41-year-old, who is seeking to become the first woman to win seven Grand Slam singles titles, is setting her sights on even more.
She wants to become the first woman to win a total of 24 major singles titles, and she believes that will happen when she takes on China’s Li Na in the final, where the defending champion faces the 24-time Grand Slam champion.
“The No. 1 in the world is my challenge,” said Williams, who has a world ranking of No. 1 for the first time.
“But first I want to win the French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open and the Australian Open.
“In that order.”
Williams added: “I’m not retiring. I’m not retired. I have a lot left to give. I hope I can push on for another 11 years.
“I believe I can. I think that’s what everybody wants.”
Williams, who won her first Grand Slam title in Doha in August, said she feels “very refreshed” after the Wimbledon final and is “excited” about the final against the 37-year-old Chinese player, who is already among the top-10 women in the world.
Li Na will take on Williams at the French Open semi-finals on Saturday. When she was asked who the “No. 1 is to her” was, the player said: “I don’t want to be No. 1. But the one to beat is me.”
Williams, after clinching her maiden title in the French Open final, said she had not lost her hunger and was not concerned about her ranking. She was thrilled to clinch her eighth Grand Slam singles title in just her 16th year as a professional, and said it was a career-high moment.
“I’ve never had a one-season spike in my ranking,” Williams said. “But after the French and Australian [consecutive] finals, after winning the French, I really felt that I’ve had