Serena Williams wowed in a figure-hugging black dress as she posed for sizzling Instagram snaps on Wednesday,
The 41-year-old seven-time Wimbledon champion radiated confidence in the dress which boasted sheer sleeves and a ruched waist.
The tennis icon who announced her official retirement last year in August, paired the outfit with chic heels and glittering jewelery.
The professional tennis player styled her long locks in waves as she stood on a paved walkway amid a luscious green backdrop.
Williams captioned the post, ‘Heart on my sleeve (black heart emoji).’
All star: The four-time Olympic gold winner, who announced her official retirement last year in August, styled her long locks flowing over her shoulders in curls and added heels
In December, she took to Twitter to admit that retired life isn’t easy for her.
She explained it is challenging to have free time because she has spent her whole life preparing for the next tournament or game in constant competition.
Serena welcomed Olympia in September 2017, whom she shares with her husband and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The couple tied the knot two months after their daughter was born.
When talking to E! News earlier this month, the sports star commented on her daughter saying, ‘I hope she realizes that I was pretty good at my job and the hard work that it takes to be good at it.’
‘Just taking away the hard work and the excellence that you have to put your body through and the discipline that you also have to put your body through,’ she continued.
She also opened up about retirement in a Vogue essay published in August.
‘I for sure feel more at peace now,’ Serena admitted. ‘It’s interesting. I think I feel torn because I’m still able to play at a very, very, very high level. With that being said, I always wanted to leave the game playing at a very high level.’
The star added, ‘But it’s hard because it’s like, ‘Oh my gosh, I could still play, and I could still do all that stuff.’….But I’m inch by inch leaning away, inch by inch embracing it.’
Toned: The 41-year-old seven-time Wimbledon champion radiated confidence in the dress which boasted sheer sleeves and a ruched waist
‘I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next,’ Serena had written in August, gushing that tennis, ‘has given me so much. I love to win. I love the battle. I love to entertain.’
‘My whole life, up to now, has been tennis. My dad says I first picked up a racket when I was three, but I think it was even earlier,’ she had reminisced.
At the time of her retirement news, Serena revealed during an interview with Time that her daughter was actually quite excited over the announcement.
‘Olympia doesn’t like when I play tennis,’ the star stated, whose older sister, Venus Williams, is also professionally plays the sport.
She added that at the time, the reaction, ‘kind of makes me sad, and brings anxiety to my heart. It’s hard to completely commit when your flesh and blood is saying, Aw.’
Although Serena had expressed to Vogue that she had planned to evolve away from tennis, she stated at the TechCrunch Disrupt panel in San Francisco in October that, ‘I’m not retired.’
Importance of family: Serena welcomed Olympia in September 2017, whom she shares with her husband and Reddit co-founder, Alexis Ohanian. The couple tied the knot two months after their daughter was born
‘The chances of me returning are very high,’ the athlete informed the audience, according to The San Francisco Standard.
Serena had competed earlier in September during the 2022 U.S. Open, where she had lost to Ajla Tomljanovic.
‘I have never liked the word retirement. It doesn’t feel like a modern word to me,’ the hard-working mother explained to Vogue, stating she was looking at the changes in her life as a ‘transition.’
While no longer professionally competing, the talented star has been focusing on possibly adding another addition to her family, while also putting attention on her own clothing line, S By Serena.