Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’
Serena Williams said she’s ‘excited’ about being able to play again after surgery on her right elbow in May, but admits she’s unsure if it’ll be enough time for her to return to the top
Former world No. 1 Serena Williams said she’s ‘excited’ about being able to walk into the gym or the studio ready to compete again after surgery on her right elbow in May.
It’s a big step forward in her recovery after the injury, which forced her to miss the Australian Open and a couple of US Open tournaments.
The 33-year-old, who had surgery to remove the bone growth associated with her right elbow before she retired in 2017, revealed on Friday she’d been inspired by a couple of past superstars who started a ‘cool trend’ with their return.
In 2012, Andy Murray did it after tearing his left meniscus, and has since gone on to beat world No. 1 Rafael Nadal in the last two grand slams.
Then 20-year-old Serena, who made the final at Wimbledon last year before her injury, said: ‘I’m still a little bit on the fence. I hope I can be competitive again, and I know I have to be.
‘There’s no question in my mind that this is the right decision, but there’s not much to be excited about. I’m excited about being able to walk into the gym and the studio, but it’s a big step back. I’m excited about the next step, and I’m looking forward to it.’
The Open tennis tournament starts on August 1, and Serena, who had surgery on her right elbow in May, said she’s hopeful that it will be enough time for her to return to the top.
‘I know they didn’t tell me how long it takes to come back from this (surgery) so I don’t