After Li Na announced yesterday that she’s expecting a child this summer, the press have asked the players about being parents. Venus Williams, who at 34 is the oldest remaining woman, says it will be a tough job.
“I’m still a big kid. I’m still growing up,” Venus said. “I hope that one day I can get to that level. We’ll see. It’s a big job. It’s like the biggest job in the world. As much responsibility as I’ve taken on in my life, that still seems daunting.”
Venus is playing in her 15th Australian Open. She made the finals in 2003. But despite her battle with Sjogren’s Syndrome, she’s not making any excuses.
“I got issues, but so do a lot of people,” she said. “Everyone has different kind of issues. I deal with my own the best way that I can. I’m creeping closer. I did enter the top 20. But I had some issues. Now I’m back again. I’d like to think that moving forward I have a lot of good days ahead of me in terms of health. I think also learning to manage things, because it’s a mental challenge when you don’t feel well and I think I’m learning to manage that a lot better.”
After a win today she’ll face fellow American Lauren Davis on Thursday.
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