Serena Williams Sept 2, 2022; Flushing, NY, USA; Serena Williams of the USA waves to the crowd after losing to Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia on day five of the 2022 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Tennis legend Serena Williams played what she believed to be her final tennis match back in September. The reports of her retirement, however, appear to have been premature.

Williams has hinted in the past she might pull a Tom Brady, and she took another step in that direction this week at TechCrunch, making it clear that she was not retired.

“I’m not retired,” Williams told the crowd. She said of her return that “the chances are very high” because life without competitive tennis has been “really weird.”

“I did wake up the other day and I went on the court and I was like, ‘Oh, for the first time in my life, I’m not playing for a competition and it felt really weird,'” she said.

“It was like the first day of the rest of my life, and so far, I am enjoying it. But, I’m still trying to find that balance.”

These comments were in line with her earlier comments referencing Brady:

“I feel like tennis has given me so much, and I feel like there’s no way I don’t want to be involved in tennis in some way in the future,” Williams said. “I don’t know what that involvement is yet, but I do know that I love the sport so much. I love the game. I love everything about it. It’s just been such a light in my life that I definitely want to keep something involved in that.”

Williams has yet to officially announce her return.

[TMZ Sports]