Serena Williams studying medicine

Apr 11, 2015, 08:32 IST | A Correspondent

World No 1 reveals could be a doctor post-retirement from tennis

Having indulged in numerous activities off court, from designing clothes to writing books and even taking nail technician classes, World No 1 tennis ace Serena Williams has found another new interest, and this time it is as serious at it can get — medicine.

Serena Williams. pic/getty images
Serena Williams. Pic/Getty Images

Passion for dancing too
“Well, I’ve always been known as someone, who does a lot of things. I have a passion for dancing, passion for…everything. I’m studying pre-med right now,” Serena told The Huffington Post in an interview recently.

“I’m a little bit overwhelmed, I had a mid-term last night. That was a big challenge for me, and something different that normally I wouldn’t necessarily do,” said the 33-year-old reigning Australian Open champion.

The multiple Grand Slam winner said that tennis inspired her to learn more about her body through injuries and that, in turn, got her interested in med school.

Something different
“I just wanted to do something different and I wanted to challenge myself. Being in tennis, I learned so much about my body and injuries, so for me it's such an easy switch. I’m just figuring it out and learning about myself and about my body.”

So, though retirement may not be anywhere close at hand for the in-form tennis star, is there a possibility that she will wear the doctor’s coat whenever she does decide to hang up her racquet? The American said that she just possibly could. “I probably would. I kind of have to see, I’m not really sure yet. I probably would,” added Serena.

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