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Venus Williams is still pressing toward an Olympic gold medal. The tennis star reached the third round Tuesday when she b**t Aleksandra Wozniak of Canada 6-1, 6-3. She’s been holding strong and looks positioned to make a run for the gold this year.
Experts say that 32-year-old Williams is a force on grass and dominates on that particular turf quite often. She won 15 of 16 points when she reached the net. She also served well in that recent match. In fact, she’s as good as her sister, who’s been getting most of the attention lately.
“Every day I’m just concentrating on trying to bring my best tennis out,” Williams said in an interview with the Associated Press. “And honestly, if there’s a time to do it, it’s now.”
If Williams keeps it up, she could snag yet another Olympic gold medal at the 2012 games in London. Williams won the gold in singles at the 2000 Games and teamed with Serena to take the gold in doubles in 2000 and 2008.
“I know I’m in the zone when I don’t know the scores,” she said. “In the second set, I had to look up and see what the score was. I didn’t realize the first set was 6-1. I’m just playing. So that’s always a good sign.”
Williams will face No. 7 Angelique Kerber of Germany on Wednesday.