This year’s Wimbledon was supposed to mark a big comeback for Serena Williams, but her time at the tournament was cut short. She was defeated by Harmony Tan in the very first round, so what does the future hold for her after this disappointing loss?
History repeated itself for Williams at Wimbledon because she lost in the first round last year, as well. She took a year-long break to recover from a leg injury and announced she’ll be making a comeback at the All England Club, but she didn’t stick around at Wimbledon for too long.
The 40-year-old tennis legend still showed signs of greatness, but she couldn’t stand her ground against Tan, who defeated her in three intense sets. She already has seven Wimbledon singles titles under her belt, and she’s chasing Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles.
The loss at Wimbledon didn’t discourage Williams, and she’s not sure if this is the last time that we’ll see her at the All England Club. She’s got her eyes set on the US Open right now, and she’s hoping she’ll be able to play at her home major.
“I mean, when you’re at home, especially in New York, and the US Open, that being the first place I’ve won a Grand Slam [in 1999], is something that’s always super special. There’s definitely lots of motivation to get better and to play at home,” said Williams.