“I don’t know,” the 39-year-old said when reporters asked her about the mistakes she made during the match. “I’m done.”
Williams then exited the press conference.
We’re not crying, you are. 😢 @serenawilliams breaks down after her defeat.
— Wide World of Sports (@wwos) February 18, 2021
The rumors of retirement intensified when Williams waived to the crowd and put her hand over her heart as she exited the court after the loss.
“If I ever say farewell, I wouldn’t tell anyone,” the tennis star said when asked about the gesture during the press conference.