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Serena Williams Talks Retirement: 'I Am Prepared For That Day'

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on February 10, 2022 at 7:30 AM EST

Serena Williams has set her name in stone as a legendary tennis player who no longer has anything to prove to naysayers.

Williams not only dominates the tennis court, but she also has investments in a whopping 66 startups and almost 20 partners in the corporate realm.

The 23-time Grand Slam Title winner recently shared her candid thoughts about retiring from her sport and expanding her family.

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Serena Williams Talks Retiring And Having More Children

Williams is a mother to 4-year-old Olympia who shares with her loving husband Alexis Ohanian but may be adding another offspring to her family.

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Serena Williams at AFI Fest Closing Night - King Richard Premiere - Los Angeles
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The athlete opened up to ET's Kevin Frazier about the possibility of hanging her cape as a tennis legend and growing her beautiful family of three. She said:

"I am prepared for that day. I've been prepared for that day for over a decade… If you've seen 'King Richard,' you know that my dad always said you got to prepare, so I've been prepared for that. "

Williams buttressed that what is essential, at the end of the day, is having a plan for the future. So she has always had a plan from the get-go.

The "Venus and Serena" star has over 70 business involvements to fall back on after retirement, according to Forbes. She also has a clothing line, S by Serena, launched in 2018.

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Williams explained that she sometimes struggles to manage her busy schedule as a mom and wife, but she has an outstanding team around her to help balance her workload.

The tennis star spoke about her desire to give Olympia younger siblings in the future, but she struggles with finding the perfect timing to conceive. She explained:

"I definitely want to have more kids… And I know the clock is ticking, so I'm just like, OK, I need to figure out when that's going to be, but hopefully soon when I will feel no pressure."

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Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian and Olympia Williams posing

Williams certainly has a lot to keep her busy if she retires. She snagged a first-look TV arrangement with Amazon studios In 2021, covering her docuseries.

That is not all, the 40-year-old and the star of Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs," Steve Buscemi collaborated on a Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra, airing February 13 on NBC.

Williams admitted that she was excited about working on the ad because she has been a longtime fan of Buscemi since he starred in "Twenty Bucks." The "Ocean's 8" star continued:

"I love actors and acting, and I like good quality, and I could tell from them that he was really good at his job, and we just vibe."

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Buscemi is also a fan of Williams and he gushed about their partnership with the outlet. He recounted meeting her while shooting and spending some time together. 

The "Boardwalk Empire" actor said, "She is just amazing. She's such a joy, and what an athlete. I was just in awe, and so that was the biggest thrill for me."

Buscemi praised Williams for being larger than life but also a bit intimidating. He clarified that she was so sweet and funny that his nerves faded away as they spent time together.

Serena Williams at the French Open on May 31, 2021 in Paris
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The Tennis Star Exits Wimbledon Following Scary Injury

Wimbledon came under fire when Williams suffered an injury due to the poor conditions of the tennis field, which led her to exit mid-game.

The Blast disclosed last June that the "Serena" star had to leave an intense match against Aliaksandra Stanovich when she slipped and fell while trying to switch positions.

William suffered a twisted ankle followed by a piercing scream after falling too many times. She was assisted to the sidelines and immediately began packing up.

As the star walked off the court, she was met with a standing ovation from the audience. She later updated her fans about the situation on social media. Her Instagram post read:

“I was heartbroken to have to withdraw today after injuring my right leg. My love and gratitude are with the fans and the team who make being on centre court so meaningful.”

Despite being the most famous tennis venue globally, the grass courts at Wimbledon have been a constant source of complaints as tennis stars such as Adrian Mannarino have suffered injuries that led to mid-game exits.

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