London: Venus Williams may be about to become the first American tennis star to feature in four Olympics, but she intends to keep playing until the 2016 Rio Games when she will be 36.
Williams, the singles gold medallist at Sydney in 2000, and doubles winner with sister Serena in 2000 and 2008 in Beijing, has no intention of calling it quits despite her world ranking having slumped to 69.
"I'm aiming for 2016. Serena and I both want to play there. I have played a lot of Olympics and to keep adding to them is amazing," said Venus after her first hit at Wimbledon on Monday.