Venus aims for 2016 Rio Olympics

by: Matt Cronin | January 02, 2013

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American veteran Venus Williams says she would like to compete at the 2016 Rio Olympics. The 32-year-old and her sister Serena, 31, won the 2012 doubles gold in London. Serena, who won the singles gold, has also said she would like to compete until at least 2016. Venus has been battling the autoimmune disease Sjogren’s syndrome.

“That’s the highlight of my career, being an Olympian,” Venus told reporters at the Hopman Cup. “I can’t even describe the feeling, so I’d like to feel that one more time. It’s three-and-a-half years away, so I have to keep my body oiled up and going until that time. But other than that there’s a lot to play for. The majors and all those moments. I’m going to try to make the best of my career while I can.”

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