Original title: Still persisting after the age of 39, Serena frankly said that there is no regular retirement
On September 26, the 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams ushered in his 39th birthday. In the upcoming French Open in 2020, Serena will participate in the tenth Grand Slam tournament after becoming a mother.
Serena was interviewed by a reporter in Paris on his birthday: "To be honest, I never thought I was still competing at this age. I mean, I don't actually look like 39. But I am not yet. Knowing when I will retire, I still enjoy it all."
Regarding that Serena is still competing in the arena at the age of nearly 40, it is believed that breaking the record of 24 titles held by her predecessors is her current important motivation.
Since her postpartum, she has reached the singles finals of the Grand Slam four times, respectively at Wimbledon and U.S. Open in 2018, Wimbledon and U.S. Open in 2019, and all the champions returned.
Especially in the semifinals of the U.S. Open that just ended not long ago, when the Americans led Azarenka 6-1, 2-0, they were finally reversed and missed the 24th crown again.
After the game, Serena said of the reversal: "I think I played very well in the semifinals. I have tried my best to win, but the final result is still a failure. I don't want to say that I am not disappointed, but I still I am happy that I can continue to fight."