Serena Williams
Serena Williams reacts after a point against Czech Republic's Karolina Pliskova during their women's singles quarter-final match on day ten of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne, Jan. 23, 2019. JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Serena Williams and Roger Federer maybe turning 38 years old in the coming months but both the veterans of the game showed that they still possess the physical prowess to compete with the best. Both players made the women’s and men’s singles finals respectively but ended up on the losing side.

Despite their tournaments ending in defeat in the final, they showed that they still have the capability of adding to their Grand Slam tally which stands at 20 for Federer and 23 for Williams. The American, however, admitted that the duo is in the twilight of their respective careers and believes this is the time if people want to watch two of the greatest ever players to play the game because they will not be around in “three or four” years’ time.

"No matter which way you look at it, we're not going to be out here in the next three, four, five years,” Williams said, as quoted on Tennis World USA. “The time is now to get out there and to watch us play, I guess."

Williams is confident that she is on the right track to get back to her best despite losing all three of her Grand Slam finals appearances since returning from giving birth to her daughter Alexis Olympia. She also made it clear that she always goes into a tournament knowing that she has a chance to win it and did so again at Wimbledon this year.

"I always say that I have my chance. When I believe that, when I start to believe that when I hear my voice saying that I have a chance, then I go for it without thinking about the negative. I do that also in normal life. When I really believe something, I repeat: I'm able to do,” Williams added.

Williams will have her chance to equal Margaret Court’s all-time Grand Slam record of 24 titles in September at the US Open. Federer will also be in contention at Flushing Meadows but Novak Djokovic will enter the tournament as the favorite in the men’s draw.