Thursday September 28, 2023

Serena Williams Continues To Drop Comeback Hints

  • As of June 2022, Williams’ estimated net worth was $260 million.
  • The 23-time Grand Slam winner has also invested in over 60 startups through her VC fund Serena Ventures.
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Serena Williams may be following in the footsteps of Tom Brady as the latest athlete to return to their respective sport after mulling retirement. 

“I’ve just been saying that I think Tom Brady started a really cool trend,” Williams told “Good Morning America” in September when asked about a possible return to the tennis court. 

Ahead of the U.S. Open, the 23-time Grand Slam winner told Vogue that she was “evolving away from tennis,” but last week declared she was “not retired” at a TechCrunch conference. 

Williams — who Forbes ranked as the third-highest-paid tennis player this year with $35.1 million in earnings — said that her chances of returning to the sport are “very high.”

  • As of June 2022, Williams’ estimated net worth was $260 million.
  • She has pocketed $94 million in prize money since going pro in 1995.
  • Williams has also invested in over 60 startups through her VC fund Serena Ventures

What was believed to be Williams’ last dance at the U.S. Open in September saw record-breaking viewership as millions tuned in to see one of the greatest athletes in history compete for perhaps the final time. 

Williams’ third-round loss to Ajla Tomljanovic averaged 4.6 million viewers — the most-watched tennis telecast in ESPN’s history. The results were an 18% uptick from ESPN’s previous record of 3.9 million in 2012 for the men’s final. 

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Williams has invested in fitness-related companies, including Tonal. She is also a part-owner of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins and the NWSL’s Angel City FC.

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