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Williams reflects on Wimbledon win

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:32

July 11 - Following her fifth Wimbledon singles win, Serena Williams looks forward to a packed schedule, including the 2012 London Olympics. Sarah Charlton reports.

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Coming back from despair to win a fifth Wimbledon crown, Serena Williams has proved she is the ultimate survivor. Her glittering career almost ended 17 months ago after a life-threatening blood clot to her lungs. But while some thought her trophy days over, the tennis star fought back. And at the age of 30, she was yet again crowned a grand slam winner. SOUNDBITE: SERENA WILLIAMS, SAYING (English): "Well, the process was tough, you know, just going out there and never giving up and having some tough losses in between but realizing that I belong on a tennis court more than anywhere else and I do my best on a tennis court. So, it was more mental I think, the first week was more mental and I think I was able to win the tournament through the first week and not even through in the second week because I know I could do better than what I did, I just had to get had to mentally get through that first week." Williams wasted no time getting back on the court, jetting to California to compete in the Stanford Classic. She has a busy summer ahead, with the Olympics and U.S. Open just weeks away. SOUNDBITE: SERENA WILLIAMS, SAYING (English): "Well, my goal is to do well here first and then go from there. The Olympics, gosh, I keep forgetting about that so, got to do that. It's such a busy summer and it's half way through but it's just going so fast." At the Olympics, Williams will represent the U.S. in the women's singles and in the doubles alongside her sister Venus. Sarah Charlton, Reuters.

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Williams reflects on Wimbledon win

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 01:32