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Serena finished ranked No. 3 after a slow start to the season, which was epitomized by a first-round exit at the French Open. But the ranking didn't concern her.
"I'm not thinking about that (not being No. 1) so much," Serena said. "For me, I'd rather have Grand Slams and victories. I've been No. 1 before and believe me, I'll be No. 1 again. It's just a matter of time."
Her fifth Wimbledon title was probably the highlight of a good year, although collecting pins from other athletes at the London Olympics was almost as good as collecting the gold medal in singles and doubles, she said.
"Winning Wimbledon was really great. I'd probably have to lean towards that (being the highlight)," she said.
Venus beat higher-ranked Serena on Friday in Lagos after Serena had gone 31-1 since her first-round loss in Paris.
"We're going to go all-out," Serena said, promising to avenge that loss to Venus in Nigeria. "I may make a few unforced errors, but I'm going to do my best."
Venus said when the pair played in the past, their parents "don't say too much," but always want the one who lost the last game to win the next contest.
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