Serena Williams hints she and sister Venus will retire from tennis at the same time

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

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The Williams sisters may go out together — but Serena hopes it doesn’t happen soon Serena Williams had barely finished celebrating her seventh Wimbledon triumph when she admitted she could call it quits the moment older sister Venus decides it’s time to hang up her racket. Serena, 34 , equalled Steffi Graff’s total of 22 Grand Slam titles by beating Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 on Saturday, and now stands just two wins away from equalling Margaret Court’s all-time record of 24. But once 36-year-old Venus , with whom Serena went on to win the ladies’ doubles on Saturday evening.

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Five years ago, sister Venus Williams was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes debilitating joint pain, swelling and numbness. She saw her year-end ranking plummet to No. 103, and Williams was more or less an afterthought on tour.

Still, she refuted any retirement rhetoric and began to play regularly — with encouraging results. A year ago, she won three titles, her most in a season since her halcyon days in 2008.

However, appearing on the Hallmark Channel’s “Home & Family,” Venus said she hopes to play long enough for another opportunity at gold: “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!”

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