In the article, Williams revealed that she approached legendary golfer Tiger Woods a few months ago seeking advice regarding the closure of her tennis career.
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Williams made her singles comeback after a year-long injury hiatus at this year's Wimbledon Championships. While writing for Vogue, she revealed that she spoke to Woods before the grass Slam to try and seek the golfer's advice on what to do with her tennis career.
"This spring, I had the itch to get back on the court for the first time in seven months," Serena Williams wrote. "I was talking to Tiger Woods, who’s a friend, and I told him I needed his advice on my tennis career. I said, “I don’t know what to do: I think I’m over it, but maybe I’m not over it.”
Williams revealed that Woods egged her on to give tennis another shot albeit in shorter spurts. The 23-time Major champion explained that the golfer's advice worked wonders for her after initial hiccups.
"He’s Tiger, and he was adamant that I be a beast the same way he is! He said, “Serena, what if you just gave it two weeks? You don’t have to commit to anything. You just go out on the court every day for two weeks and give it your all and see what happens.” I said, “All right, I think I can do that.” And I didn’t do it. But a month later, I gave it a try. And it felt magical to pick up a racket again. And I was good. I was really good," said the 23-time Major champion.
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"I went back and forth about whether to play Wimbledon, and the US Open after that. As I’ve said, this whole evolution thing has not been easy for me."
Williams is currently competing at the National Bank Open (Rogers Cup) in Toronto, and hopes to appear at what may be her final Grand Slam event at the US Open in September.