Serena Williams on her return to tennis

Serena Williams teases return to competitive tennis, says Tom Brady ‘started a really cool trend’

Serena Williams: I think I’ll continue on my journey. It just took a few injuries to slow me down.

On returning to competitive tennis: It’ll be exciting. I’m looking forward to it. I’m looking forward to the challenge.

On Tom Brady: He’s doing it with style. It started a really cool trend, and I’m looking forward to playing against Tom.

On her family on a tennis court: We’re watching the game on television. We’re not actually playing.

On being asked if she’d consider a return to full tennis: I think that would be great, but you want to be 100 percent healthy.

On returning to play with her husband Jim: It will be interesting to see how much time I get to spend with my husband, being that he’s a player.

Serena Williams and her coach Mike Bolinger in the ’90s

On her two-and-a-half-month hiatus from tennis in September – she spent a lot of time at her French Open training camp: It was a little over two-and-a-half months.

On a recent return to the court: I’m really excited. It’s been a really tough year, but I’m going to enjoy the moments. I’m looking forward to it very much.

On her injuries: It’s something I’ve dealt with for a long time now. I’ve got to do something about it. I’m really excited about the first return on tour.

On winning the French Open in 2005: It was the toughest tournament I’ve ever played in. I was down 11 games to three, and it was one of those moments in my career where your mind goes blank

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