Serena Williams is back at Wimbledon for what could be her farewell to the sport’s most iconic championship. She appeared on Tuesday in her first Grand Slam match a year after an extended break that has generated a lot of speculation about what the future may hold for her already illustrious career.
Williams, 40, was forced to bow out in tears from last year’s Wimbledon after an injury. She did not compete until last week, when she returned to the court at a tournament in the British town of Eastbourne after delighting fans earlier this month with the surprise announcement of her return to Wimbledon.
The former world No. 1, is now ranked No. 1,204 after her long break, faced French player Harmony Tan in the first round after being given a special invitation to play since she wouldn't otherwise qualify with her current ranking.
Serana Williams has won 23 singles and 14 doubles Grand Slam titles and needs just one more individual major title to tie the all-time record of Australian Margaret Court. Seven of Williams’ singles trophies have been won at Wimbledon. Unfortunately, she didn't won the much needed title on Tuesday meaning she might end her carrer without reaching Court's record. After her match against Harmony Tan, when journalists asked her if she was going to retire, Williams simply answered : “That’s a question I can’t answer. Who knows?"