World No.1 Serena Williams won her fifth US Open title and 17th Grand Slam title in her 14-years-long career by defeating Victoria Azarenka 7-5 6-7(6) 6-1 in the US Open final on Sunday night. The American’s collection of Grand Slam trophies started in 1999 at the US Open, when she was 17 years old, but only now has she managed to claim back-to-back titles at Flushing Meadows.
Even after her Sunday night’s victory, there is no leisure for Serena and while her team was probably celebrating somewhere, the champion had to rest because of her media engagements in the morning.
Serena had a photoshoot in Central Park, as well as television appearances on CBS This Morning, Good Morning America and Live! With Kelly and Michael.
One of the topics was Serena’s love life:
Love? I think it’s important to have it in your life, I guess. I’m not an expert on that subject.
But when asked if there was romance between her and her coach Patrick Mouratoglou she said that she doesn’t mix business with pleasure and her thoughts on the topic of love are the following:
Everyone says you get one. Some people say you get two. I’m definitely in love with tennis right now.
The Queen of the Court is just a couple of weeks shy of her 32nd birthday, and her latest US Open trophy made her the oldest women’s winner of the tournament since tennis turned professional in 1968.
I haven’t thought of a number or age when I’m going to stop. I can tell you this: I don’t see myself retiring any time soon and obviously there’s some goals that I want to reach and things that I want to do.
Moreover, Serena jokingly answered that she is planning to retire in 20 years:
I do know for a fact, though, that I’m having a lot of fun out there. Is it my best tennis? I don’t know. I don’t like to think about that. I think when I’m all done, when I put up my racket in 20 years, then I’ll be able to say this was my best moment or that was my best moment, so I really can’t answer that question right now.
(photos: Getty Images via WTA Tour)