Aunty Venus Williams hungry
DECLARING age just a number, Venus Williams has arrived down under intent on keeping the Australian Open trophy in the family.
While her sister Serena isn’t ready to defend her crown just four months after having her first child, Aunty Venus is desperate to go one better than last year’s defeat in a retro all-Williams title decider.
‘‘What else could you do beside try to win and be confident on court and beat whoever’s across the net,’’ Williams said when asked if she hoped to win the Open for the first time. ‘‘What else do you hope for?’’ Turning 38 in June, Williams would become the oldest grand slam champion in history if she raised the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup January 27.
But the former world No 1 and