Serena Williams addresses potential return to Wimbledon in future

23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams has maybe played her final Wimbledon match as she was non-commital about her future when asked about a Wimbledon return in 2023. 

This Tuesday, Williams played her first singles match in 12 months. 

In the Wimbledon first round, Williams suffered a first round exit as Harmony Tan edged out Williams 7-5 1-6 7-6 (7). 

“That’s a question I can’t answer. I don’t know. Who knows where I will pop up?” Williams said, per Stuart Fraser.

Williams retired injured her Wimbledon first round match 12 months ago. 

Williams didn’t want it to be her final memory and that’s one of the reasons why she decided to return to The Championships this year. 

After the Tan loss, Williams was asked if this was a satisfying memory. 

“Definitely not. But today I gave all I could do today. Maybe tmrw I could’ve gave more. Maybe a week ago I could’ve gave more. But today was what I could do. At some point u have to be able to b ok with that,” Williams said, per Reem Abulleil. 

Williams: I gave it all, it just wasn’t enough

“It was definitely a very long battle and fight,” Williams said in her post-match press conference. “It’s definitely better than last year, that’s a start. I think physically I did pretty good. I feel like in just those key points, winning some of those points, is always something mentally that you have to have, that you kind of need. I did pretty good on maybe one or two of ’em, but obviously not enough. Today I gave all I could do, you know, today. Maybe tomorrow I could have gave more. Maybe a week ago I could have gave more. But today was what I could do. At some point you have to be able to be okay with that. And that’s all I can do.”

Williams will maybe never again play Wimbledon but she revealed she would like to compete at this year’s US Open.