The 37-year-old had a successful year in the
absence of her sister Serena through pregnancy, climbing to
number five in the singles rankings after finishing runner-up at
the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the WTA Finals.
The seven-time grand slam winner has competed in five previous
Olympics tournaments, starting in 2000, and has won three golds
in the women's doubles event with Serena and one gold in the
"I have no plans of stopping soon," Williams told American
magazine Entrepreneur. "It seems somehow that 2020 Tokyo is on
the horizon. Isn't that wild? I'm trying to stick around for
The Williams sisters along with ATP Tour veterans Roger Federer
and Rafa Nadal have re-established their dominance at the top of
the sport with Serena winning her 23rd grand slam title aged 35
at the 2017 Australian Open.
Spaniard Nadal, 31, reclaimed the men's number one spot with six
trophies this year, while 36-year-old Federer finished second
after winning seven titles. The pair split the season's four
grand slams between them.
The sisters will resume their rivalry next season as Serena is
expected to make a long-awaited return following the birth of
her daughter in September.
(Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru)
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