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London Olympics: Williams not finished playing, eyes Rio 2016

Monday, August 6, 2012 | 10:42 a.m. CDT; updated 3:32 p.m. CDT, Monday, August 6, 2012

LONDON — A day after completing a career Golden Slam, Serena Williams still wants more.

Williams said she wants to defend her women's Olympic tennis singles gold medal in four years time at the Rio de Janeiro Games "unless an act of God doesn't allow me to."

The 14-time Grand Slam singles champion said she has no plans to slow down, especially after battling health scares that sidelined her for 14 months: "When I feel I can't be the greatest, I shouldn't play anymore, but I feel I belong. I'm not tired, I'm enjoying myself."

Williams beat Russia's Maria Sharapova to add Olympic gold to her titles in all four major tournaments. She then teamed with sister Venus to win the gold in doubles for the third time.

 


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