When Serena Williams walked off the court after losing at the 2022 U.S. Open, it appeared that the greatest women's tennis player of all time had just competed in the last match of her career. Less than two months later, Williams is already talking about making a comeback.

Is Williams retired? The 41-year-old has made it clear that the answer is a resounding "no."

"I am not retired," Williams said at a conference in San Francisco to promote her investment company, Serena Ventures.

"The chances (of a return) are very high. You can come to my house, I have a court."

In a story published in Vogue on Aug. 9 entitled "Serena Williams Says Farewell to Tennis On Her Own Terms—And In Her Own Words," Williams seemingly announced that she was done competing professionally. While Williams noted that she didn't like the word "retirement," the 23-time Grand Slam winner said she was "evolving away from tennis."

Now, it sounds like Williams could be back playing professionally in 2023.

"I still haven't really thought about (retirement)," Williams said.

"But I did wake up the other day and go on the court and (considered) for the first time in my life that I'm not playing for a competition, and it felt really weird."

Williams was competitive at the year's final Grand Slam, reaching the third round of the U.S. Open. She is less than two years removed from advancing to the semifinals of the Australian Open. Williams hasn't made the final of a Grand Slam tournament in three years.

Williams has 858 career WTA victories and 73 singles titles.

Serena Williams warms up before her match against Alexa Glatch at the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York