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Vintage Venus sets sights on 20th anniversary Wimbledon return

Updated: Jul 09, 2016 14:03 IST

Johannesburg, July 9 (ANI): Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has insisted that she has plans to return at Wimbledon in 2017 to mark the 20th anniversary of her first appearance at the All England-Club.

The 36-year-old became the oldest woman to reach the semi-finals at Wimbledon since Martina Navratilova in 1994 but failed to overcome Angelique Kerber to set up a summit clash against sister Serena.

While contemporaries such as Lindsay Davenport and Justine Henin took their retirement long back, a determined Venus said that she is not yet ready to call curtains on her career, Sport24 reported.

Williams made her first Wimbledon appearance in 1997 but lost in the first round to Poland's Magdalena Grzyboswka.

Venus believes that an athlete should be more focused on his or her targets instead of age factor. (ANI)