Serena Williams says she is "not going to rest" after playing what will likely be her last competitive tennis match and can now find time for "the things

The global tennis phenom said her reported "retirement" from the sport was "more of an evolution of Serena" and it was time for her to explore her other passions.

The 23-time Grand Slam winner exited the US Open in the third round earlier this month after losing in three sets to Ajla Tomljanovic.

“I feel I'm at an age where I definitely have more to give and there's a lot more I want to do so I'm not going to rest, there's a lot more for me.

Serena's sister and fellow tennis player Venus joked after pulling out of the US Open doubles that she would try to convince her sibling to "evolve back".

“I know we've had a lot of wins for Serena and me, and even if she's evolved from that sport, she could become back into doubles.

“Maybe I'll get her to play. Asked by Fallon about a possible return to her sport, similar to that of NFL legend Tom Brady, she replied, “Tom Brady started a remarkable trend.

“She hates to lose. Every time he steps out there, he finds that extra gear. She hit a couple of double faults early on (against Dance Kovinic) and it didn't look perfect,