Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Wimbledon

The 23-time Grand Slam champion was vague about her future in tennis after losing to France's Harmony Tan on Tuesday.
3:55 | 06/29/22

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Transcript for Serena Williams loses in 1st round at Wimbledon
MAINTAININGAWAY IN STORIES LIKE THAT. THANK YOU, REBECCA. >> TRIPLE CHECK. >>> NOW TO PERHAPS THE FINAL APPEARANCE ON WIMBLEDON'S FAMED GRASS COURTS. >> NO. >> FOR SERENA. YES, SAY IT AIN'T SO LOSING IN AN EPIC FIRST ROUND MATCH TO THE 115th RANKED PLAYER IN THE WORLD AND THEN AFTERWARDS WAS UNCERTAIN ABOUT HER FUTURE. MAGGIE RULLI IS THERE WITH MORE. MAGGIE, HER COMMENTS GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION THIS MORNING. >> Reporter: I KNOW, WHIT, I HEARD YOU, ROBIN. NONE OF US WANT TO HEAR THIS. WE'RE AT WIMBLEDON TODAY. YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE MATCHES ARE STARTING UP BEHIND ME. THE CROWDS ARE ALREADY LOUD AND CHEERING. EVERYONE GEARING UP BUT REALLY EVERYONE HERE JUST STILL IN SHOCK OVER WHAT HAPPENED AT CENTRE COURT LAST NIGHT. SERENA WILLIAMS, ONE OF THE G.O.A.T.s OUT AFTER JUST ONE ROUND. NOW, SHE SAID SHE GAVE IT HER ALL. IT WAS CLEAR WATCHING SHE LEFT IT ALL OUT THERE ON THE COURT BUT THAT PERFORMANCE AT 40 YEARS YOUNG LEFT PLENTY OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HER FUTURE ON THESE COURTS IS GOING TO HOLD. THIS MORNING, SERENA WILLIAMS OUT OF WIMBLEDON AND INTO UNCERTAINTY. >> SERENA WILLIAMS, WIMBLEDON RETURN, ENDS IN HEARTBREAK. >> Reporter: THE 23 GRAND SLAM CHAMPION LOSING TO HARMONY TAN OF FRANCE IN AN ABSOLUTE NAIL-BITER IN THE FIRST ROUND ON MONDAY. THE MATCH BOILING DOWN TO A THIRD SET TIE-BREAK. AFTER LOSING THE OPENING SET SERENA RELIED ON HER VINTAGE GRIT AND TENACITY EVEN SERVING FOR THE MATCH BEFORE ULTIMATELY FLAMING OUT. >> LAST COUPLE OF POINTS I REALLY STARTED TO FEEL IT BUT I'M MOVING WELL. I DIDN'T PRACTICE FOR A THREE-HOUR MATCH SO, I GUESS THAT'S WHERE I WENT WRONG. >> Reporter: THE SEVEN-TIME WIMBLEDON CHAMP MARKED HER RETURN TO THE MAIN STAGE OF TENNIS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE LAST YEAR'S TOURNAMENT WHEN AN AWKWARD SLIP FORCED HER TO WITHDRAW. >> I MEAN, IT WAS DEFINITELY A VERY LONG BATTLE AND FIGHT AND IT'S DEFINITELY BETTER THAN LAST YEAR. >> Reporter: SHE REMAINS ONE TREE PHI SHY OF THE ALL-TIME RECORD OF 24 MAJOR SINGLES TITLES. MANY WONDERING IF WE'VE SEEN THE LAST OF THE COMEBACK QUEEN. >> DO YOU THINK IT'S MORE LIKELY THAN NOT YOU WON'T COME BACK? WOULD THAT BE YOUR LAST SINGLES MATCH, DO YOU THINK? >> THAT'S A QUESTION I CAN'T ANSWER. LIKE I DON'T KNOW. I FEEL LIKE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW. WHO KNOWS. WHO KNOWS WHERE I'LL POP UP. >> Reporter: DESPITE NOT WANTING TO ENGAGE IN ANY LEGACY TALK, THE LEGEND HAS PERSPECTIVE ON HER PLACE IN SPORTS HISTORY. >> I LOVE CHANGING THE GAME. I THINK THAT'S, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT I NEVER KIND OF SET OUT TO DO AND THEN SOMEHOW I DID IT. SOMEHOW I'M SERENA AND IT'S PRETTY AWESOME. >> Reporter: SERENA SAYS SHE WANTS TO COMPETE IN THE NEXT GRAND SLAM. THE U.S. OPEN LATER THIS SUMMER. I THINK I SPEAK FOR A LOT OF US INCLUDING IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU GUYS ON THE DESK THAT WE ALL WANT TO SEE HER THERE. BUT, YOU KNOW, THE ACTION HERE AT WIMBLEDON IS GOING TO CONTINUE. WE HAD TEENAGE PHENOM COCO GAUFF JUST YESTERDAY PUTTING ON AN INCREDIBLE SHOW. RALLYING IN A TIGHT SET. SHE'LL BE IN ROUND TWO TOMORROW. SO PLENTY TO WATCH HERE AT WIMBLEDON, GUYS. >> YEAH, MAGGIE. YOU WERE SAYING AT THE END YOU COULDN'T WATCH. >> FIRST OF ALL, MAGGIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH. THERE WAS ONE GAME IN THE SECOND SET THAT LASTED 30 MINUTES. ONE GAME, I MEAN, SHE GAVE IT HER ALL BUT HER OPPONENT VERY SMART AND -- ? THE WAY SHE PLAYED IT OUT. >> YEAH, MY GOSH, HAVE YOU ALL BEEN TO WIMBLEDON? >> NO, NOT YET. >> IT'S ON THE LIST NOW. YOU SOLD US. >> LARA IS GOING FOR US NEXT WEEK. >> I THOUGHT YOU WERE GOING TO TAKE ME. >> NEXT YEAR. >> PERFECT. >> OKAY? >> NEXT YEAR. >> YOU'LL HAVE TO WAIT TILL NEXT YEAR BECAUSE "GMA" WILL HAVE MUCH MORE FROM WIMBLEDON NEXT WEEK AND YOU CAN WATCH ALL THE MATCH-UPS ON ESPN AND ESPN

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