Serena says 'motivated' to play US Open after Wimbledon defeat

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US player Serena Williams leaves the court after losing against France's Harmony Tan at the end of their women's singles tennis match on the second day of the 2022 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 28, 2022. (Photo: AFP)
LONDON — Serena Williams brushed off any retirement talk on Tuesday by insisting she is "motivated" to play at the US Open later this year despite a shattering Wimbledon defeat.اضافة اعلان

"The US Open was the place where I won my first Slam, it's super-special. So there's definitely a lot of motivation to get better and play at home," the 40-year-old US player said.

Williams was speaking after losing in her first singles match for a year when she went down 7-5, 1-6, 7/6 (10/7) to unseeded Harmony Tan in the opening round of Wimbledon.

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