Serena Williams Gets Back in the Game
Tennis ace Serena Williams returns to the winner's circle after battling injuries, grief, and a dramatic slip in her pro ranking.
Sister Act continued...
So what's next for Serena Williams, besides the French Open later this month
(May 27-June 10) and the U.S. Open in September, when the eyes of the tennis
world will be on her to see if she takes her ninth --and perhaps 10th -- Slam,
and maintains her comeback status? "I stay in the present, I think about
today," she says simply.
And a decade from now? Does Williams see herself still competing?
Commentating from an announcer's box like her colleague, former champion Tracy
Austin? Running a fashion empire? Starring in Hollywood films?
"I just met with my people the other day about the clothing line, so that's
in the works. And being in a movie -- well, well, that would be a dream come
true. But in 10 years, I want to be a mom. Definitely. I think I want to have
at least three."
As for her philosophy for success -- on court and in life -- Williams serves
up a kind of bravado we haven't seen from this tennis ace in years: "Someone's
gotta win, so it might as well be me."