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Is it time for Serena Williams to retire?

Serena Williams made her singles comeback at Wimbledon, but it didn't quite go to plan for the tennis icon.

Having been out of action for 364 days, her rustiness showed and she bowed out of the competition after losing 7-5, 1-6, 7-6 (10-7) to 115th-ranked Harmony Tan of France.

Williams unsure of retirement

Having been forced to resign from her match at the same venue due to injury exactly a year ago, Williams said this year was an improvement despite the loss.

It's definitely better than last year, that's a start," Williams told the New York Post.

On her possible retirement, the star stated that she remains unclear.

"That's a question I can't answer. I don't know. ... Who knows? Who knows where I'll pop up?"

Rustiness a factor

Having spent close to a year out of the game, Williams required a wild-card invitation from the All England Club to enter the competition.

Williams also stated that her time off might have played a role in the way she played.

"If you're playing week in, week out, or even every three weeks, every four weeks, there's a little bit more match toughness," Williams said.

"But with that being said, I felt like I played pretty OK on some of them. Not all of them. Maybe some key ones I definitely could have played better. You've got to think if I were playing matches, I wouldn't miss some of those points."

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