Although many A-list tennis players have decided to hang up their rackets and announce their retirements, Venus Williams states that retirement is not yet off her list and she has good reasons to still stay in the game. Venus is still at the prime of her career at just the age of 28 years old and although she has won the Wimbledon five times and the US Open twice, she has yet to win the French and Australian Open.>
According to Venus, finally winning the French and Australian Open are at the top of her list. She has come close to winning the two Grand Slam tournaments, reaching the finals at the French Open in 2002 and the Australian Open in 2003. Her other reason for staying in the game is simply pure love for the sport. Venus states that she still loves hitting those balls and still love to jump and chase after it. In fact, Venus already has a scheduled game at the tuneup exhibition tournament for the Australian Open.
Venus also has a very realistic motivation for not hanging up her racket just yet. She wants to reclaim the number 1 ranking for the 2009 season; she is currently ranked at number 6.
After just a four week break from Tennis since her last game at the WTA Championship in Doha, Qatar, Venus states that she’s pretty healthy for the game. She is currently preparing for the upcoming Australian Open which is scheduled to begin on January 19.