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Top-ranked Ser­ena Wil­liams, com­ing off her fourth con­sec­u­tive Grand Slam tri­umph at Wim­ble­don, said she has plenty of room to im­prove be­fore chas­ing more history at the US Open. Speak­ing on a tele­con­fer­ence to pro­mote her first hard­court tuneup event for the Flush­ing Mead­ows fort­night, the 33-year-old Amer­i­can praised her men­tal game but added that her best is yet to come. "I m play­ing some of my best men­tal ten­nis. My ac­tual ten­nis I think I could play a lot bet­ter," Wil­liams said. "That s re­ally ex­cit­ing go­ing into 2016." Be­fore Wil­liams takes a se­ri­ous look at next year, she will fo­cus on the next few weeks at the year s fi­nal Grand Slam event, where she could be­come only the fourth woman to com­plete a cal­en­dar-year Grand Slam and match St­effi Graf s Open Era record of 22 women s Grand Slam sin­gles crowns. "I m not think­ing about it much," Wil­liams said of the history within her reach, in­stead tak­ing pride in what she has al­ready done -- win four Slams in a row for the sec­ond time in her ca­reer, the first such run con­cluded by a 2003 Aus­tralian Open vic­tory. "I was re­ally ex­cited to achieve that Ser­ena Slam," Wil­liams said. "It was re­ally im­por­tant for me to do that. Just hold­ing all four tro­phies at the same time, two times in one ca­reer, I m not sure how many times that has been done. That re­ally means a lot." Wil­liams, who was forced out of the Swedish Open with a right el­bow in­jury ear­lier this month, says she and her game are fine now. "I feel okay," Wil­liams said. "I al­ways have a lit­tle nerves and a lit­tle trep­i­da­tion. "I feel okay about my game. I m al­ways look­ing to im­prove. Im never too com­fort­able. That s when I think you are sus­cep­ti­ble to los­ing." Wil­liams will re­turn to hard­courts at the WTA Rogers Cup in Toronto in two weeks. -

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