Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams says practice and good technique is one of the keys to success. Williams, 42, is an all-time great, having been ranked No. 1 in singles and doubles. On Instagram, Williams hosted a Q&A and was asked how to improve and be more consistent on the WTA Tour.
“Practice and good technique. If the technique isn’t there, you can’t replicate good shots over and over again,” Williams said on Instagram, according to Sportskeeda. In the early 2000s, Williams was one of the best and most dominant players.
In her prime, Williams was known as an excellent waitress, a solid grounder and one of the best players in women’s football. But when asked about her most dangerous weapon, Williams revealed it was her mind. “Mind my friend,” Williams said.
Williams reflects on his Olympic success
Williams is a five-time Olympic medalist as she has four gold medals and one silver. Additionally, Williams is the only player in tennis history to medal in all three tennis events – singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
“They are both so different it’s hard to compare them, the gold medal is beyond my dreams and winning a Grand Slam is the culmination of years of work, dreams and sacrifices,” revealed Williams. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams won her first and only singles gold medal.
In women’s doubles, Williams collected three gold medals with her sister Serena Williams. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Williams failed to win her first mixed doubles gold medal as she and Rajeev Ram lost a final in three sets.
Last year, Williams skipped the Tokyo Olympics. Williams, who hasn’t played in a singles tournament since August of last year, is expected to return to action at the Citi Open in Washington next week. Williams plays a first-round qualifier for Washington.