Tennis

All-gold Serena mulls Olympic treble bid

2016-01-16 10:37
Serena Williams (AP)

Melbourne - World number one Serena Williams confirmed Saturday she plans to play doubles at the Olympics in Rio this year and is even mulling the mixed event if she can find a partner.

Williams and sister Venus have an enviable record for the United States at the Olympics, claiming the women's doubles gold in 2000, 2008 and 2012.

Serena is also the current Olympic singles champion and is keen for more glory.

"We definitely want to play doubles there," she said ahead of the Australian Open in Melbourne.

"So we're going to play some tournaments later in the year, get our doubles game back, see how it goes."

Asked if she would consider playing mixed doubles as well in Rio, she replied: "I would love to.

"I don't know, though. That's a lot of matches. We'll see," she added. "I play well with John (Isner). I didn't get to play with Jack (Sock).

"Yeah, anyone with a big serve, where I can just stand at the net and look good, that's all I need to do."

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