American tennis star and 23-time Grand Slam winner, Serena Williams has hinted at retirement.
The 40-year-old in an Instagram post on Tuesday, explained that a time has come in her life for her to move in a different direction.
Williams said she enjoys tennis, but the countdown to her retirement has begun, adding that she wants to focus on motherhood, spirituality and discovering a different, but exciting life.
She said she would be living a new life in the next few weeks.
“There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun,” she wrote.
“I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals, and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks,” Williams added.