Even at forty, the fuel to outsmart Margaret Court’s record of 24 grand slams is still pumping in Serena William’s veins. Serena holds the record for thirteen Grand Slam singles championships on the court. As of the US Open, she has had to settle for a tie of 6 with Chris Evert. Further, Serena is notable for the 365 women’s single match wins at majors and 10 single majors win after reaching 30, all of which are the highest. She has also won the WTA Tour Finals five times throughout the singles category 5 times.
Although retirement is not even close, Williams has gone short of the grand slam glory for about years. Her most recent success came in 2017 during the Australian Open. Serena has only claimed one low-level championship (Auckland 2020) after having a baby, despite reaching back-to-back two different finals in 2018’s Wimbledon and 2019’s US open.
She has been inactive for more than six months after suffering a hamstring injury. And that’s the reason why she excused herself from 2022 competitions in late 2021.
Rumors bout Serena`s retirement
There have been different rumors about Serena’s retirement. Of course, she has played for nearly a year. Then her coach Patrick went ahead to work with Simona Hep. But to silence these rumors, Serena, while at Miami’s bitcoin conference, posted a video announcing her comeback and claiming that she won’t be retiring anytime soon. She will miss the French open, considering that she affirmed her return to Wimbledon. Still, we expect her in the US Open and the WTA tour in England after Wimbledon.
Despite being coy on the matter, Serena says she has focused on the present and not the future. So, if Serena Williams is not on the court, what is she doing?
She’s got her attention on Soccer.
Serena was revealed as part of a virtually all-women investor’s portfolio, which got an award for the new membership in the American Women’s football league, the highest division of women’s football in the U.s, effective from the 21st of July 2020. This new team is expected to debut in 2022 and is what Serena is now focusing on. Nonetheless, Alexis Ohanian, Serena’s spouse, is the “chief shareholder,” yet he has a minority stake and is the sole man in this shareholder club.
Williams began conducting the ” Williams Ultimate Fun Run” as a yearly charity event beginning in 2014. This program aids the Williams Fund, which assists disadvantaged citizens victimized by pointless violence and ensures young people’s fair right to schooling.
Serena is also a spokesperson for the Purple Purse initiative of the Allstate Foundation. This aims to bring financial independence to espousal violence families. Her presence is said to be drawing fresh people into this important discourse.
She is also notable for the great Ormond Street Hospital and Hearts of Gold charities. Besides the Elton John’s aids foundation, Serena has also been active with the Beyond the Boroughs American Scholarship Program and the vaccine for MND charities.
You can spot her on entertainment
Serena is rumored to be acquainted with Beyoncé and had a cameo entrance in the blockbuster album Lemonade’s song clip of her track Sorry. According to Serena, the director informed her, “We’d love for you to participate in this track. It is ultimately bravery and fortitude, and that’s exactly what you are. As of the latest, Williams agreed to a first-look agreement with Amazon Entertainment in 2021 and remained actively involved in this deal.
Serena has won several honors for advocacy, particularly those aimed at Black populations. Essence magazine named her one of the globe’s 35 “outstanding and gorgeous black women.” Further, Serena Williams received the President’s Prize from the NAACP during the yearly NAACP Images Accolades
She is into fashion
Serena debuted the first assortment of her sustainable apparel business, S by Serena, in the fall of 2019. S by Williams designs is presented in various body shapes and measurements (spanning between XS to 3X), emphasizing the line’s inclusiveness.
So that’s it. If our dear Serena is not on the court, she is busy with her fashion brand, charity, and entertainment while waiting for her injuries to heal. The tennis world hasn’t seen the last of her, and everyone hopes to see her call it a day by breaking Margaret Court’s record. But the big question is, will she settle for 25 grand slams, or will her trophy cabinet be expanded?