Serena Williams: 'I love what I do, I never think about retirement'

Ross Houston
August 7, 2016

This is the last match for the Williams duo at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Will she bring home the gold?

Williams said she still remembers her maiden gold medal alongside her older sister in 2000 when she was just 18.

Speaking in her pre-tournament press conference in Rio, on Thursday, Serena commented about whether there was a difference in winning Slams and winning at the Olympics. "And then there's the Olympics, which is totally different because you are playing for your country".

At the Beijing Olympics in 2008, Williams was aiming to regain her Gold medals in both disciplines but she was unsuccessful in the singles event as she lost to China's future two-time Grand Slam champion Li Na in the quarterfinals.

"It was a tough draw for the first round", said Ivanovic, the former French Open victor now ranked as world No. 26.

It's a huge loss for Williams, who showed promising signs earlier this year by making it to the fourth round of the French Open and the semifinals of Wimbledon. When asked whether she would support Donald Trump in the U.S. elections, she replied, "I don't involve myself in politics".

"I am sure all the pairs are fighting fit".

When pushed further for an explanation she added, "No". But perhaps even more impressive than her abs and her sculpted arms is her attitude towards body shaming. "She had a wonderful career as a singles player too", Serena said when asked to describe Sania's prospects in Rio.

The name comes from her "obsession" with Superman. So, why is she here?

She may have been in great shape, but on Wednesday Serena Williams surely wasn't in a great mood when she walked into a press meet along with some of the United States squad at the Samba Centre in Barra de Tujica.

Injury in 2004 and a shock defeat to Elena Dementieva four years later left Serena, the outstanding player of her generation, with one gap remaining on an otherwise flawless resume: an Olympic singles gold medal. Tennis, after all, wasn't part of the competition from 1924 to 1988.

"I am who I am". We enjoy it. I don't think there's anything out there like it'. "This is just an opportunity of a lifetime". Sock had issues with his serve Saturday, finishing the match with five double faults and he won less than 50 percent of the points available on his second serve. Move along now. Classic Serena.

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