New York - Venus Williams, who has been one of the top WTA players for
over two decades, says she has no plans on retiring and is targeting a place in
the American team for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
In her career, the 36-year-old, who is generally regarded as
one of the all-time greats of women's tennis, has won seven singles grand slam
singles titles, 14 grand slam doubles crowns (with sister Serena), 49 career
singles titles and was first ranked world number one on February 25, 2002.
She has also won four Olympic gold medals, one in singles
and three in women's doubles with her sister.
In an interview during the TV show Home and Family, Williams
confirmed her plans to play at the Tokyo Olympics.
"I'm kind of targeting the next Olympics [Tokyo 2020],
and that's in, what, three-and-a-half years ... and I'm not counting," she
"Where there's a will, there's a way, I definitely have
the will, so I think I will keep finding the way. I feel like I'm going to get
more [wins] as the future goes on."
Williams finished the 2016 season ranked No.17 in the world,
having won her 49th career singles title when she defeated Misaki Doi in the
Taiwan Open final.