Serena Williams insists she is not planning to retire from tennis anytime soon. The 34-year-old first turned professional in 1995, and she has gone on to equal Steffi Graf’s Open era record of 22 major titles, including her success at Wimbledon earlier this year.
In total, the world number one has won 71 WTA tournaments during her illustrious career, a tally that puts her fifth on the all-time list for most women’s singles titles won, and she insists that she has no intention of calling time on her career anytime soon.
“I love what I do every day and enjoy being on the court. I enjoy competing,” said Williams.
“I just don’t see a time when I say I don’t want to do this anymore. I always give my maximum and that’s what I bring to the court.”
Williams will be looking to add to her success during the rest of 2016, as she will be competing at this month’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, as well as the final major of the year, the US Open, where she will be looking to surpass Graff’s Grand Slam record.
The American has won six of her major titles at Flushing Meadows, most recently in 2014, and she will be looking to make amends for the surprise semi-final defeat she suffered at the hands of Roberta Vinci at last year’s event in New York.
Williams is available at 2.15 to claim overall glory at the final major of the year, with the tournament due to get underway on August 29.