Serena Williams has been around for almost two decades with an illustrious career that eventually brought her fame and success. Now, at 36 and with other priorities to keep in check, the former world No. 1 is living what the vast majority see it as an inevitable twilight.

Widely considered the greatest female tennis players of all times, Serena Williams delivered her finest tennis after passing her 30-year milestone. A ruthless competitor, she killed off the competition in 2014, 2015, and part of 2016. Giving birth to a child may have changed the whole picture and despite her intention to keep herself relevant as a top WTA player, that might be a lost bet.

Outcome of this season might be crucial

Prior to her comeback into the competitive field of tennis, Serena Williams made it clear what goals she would like to pursue. Therefore, she said that she will come back only to win big, not with half measures or half goals. And, despite it being still in its early stages, her comeback shows little signs of success.

She is currently ranked 449th in the world, but this particular indicator has little value as her current status is a direct consequence of lack of activity.

For 2018, Serena holds a 2/2 win-loss record. She made her comeback approximately a month ago at Indian Wells where she won her first two matches before losing to her sister Venus. Then, in Miami, she lost in the first round to an inspired Naomi Osaka who had just won the title at Indian Wells.

The upcoming clay court season will give a clearer picture of where Serena stands at the moment. Probably the most demanding surface of all, the clay would be a perfect test for her physical abilities.

The good news is that she has nothing to defend for the remaining part of the season.

Serena Williams holds some impressive numbers

In what has been a surreal career, Serena Willimas has put some impressive records under her belt, both in singles and doubles.

A 23-time Grand Slam winner in singles, Serena Williams is the most prolific player in the Open Era. She has also bagged 14 Grand Slam titles in doubles with her sister Venus.

Although her name sits at the center of any debate around women's tennis, Serena Williams' career is almost over. Realistically speaking, she can't be part of the future, which is basically the same role Roger Federer plays in men's tennis.

By the end of this season, we will have a clearer picture of Serena Williams' future.