Q. Venus, what is next for you? Can we count on seeing you in Miami?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm not sure what my plans are. Honestly, I'm going to play next week in terms of going home and start training, really try to hone in on my singles game, see how I'm covering the court, that kind of thing.
For me it's kind of week by week
, just see what happens. I try not to put pressure on myself, even though I do. I mean, if I could, I would have played last week. But as soon as I can
Q. Venus, you're talking about coming back as soon as you can. Is it a lack of energy? What symptoms are you still fighting?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm still fighting fatigue. I'm getting better. I mean, it just takes a while to kind of find the right medicines that work
, to get stronger. Once you do have a chance to get on the court, it takes at least six weeks to build a nice baseline so you just don't get hurt
The big push for me is the Olympics this year, so I can get back on the court and get my ranking up. If I'm healthy, I'm not worried about my ranking. I think I can hit the ball. It's just about my body cooperating. It's about being able to play matches in a row. Right now I'm not sure how much I can do with that, but we'll see.
Q. But you feel that medicines can make the energy come back a hundred percent?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I mean, some of them take six months
to set in, then you just have to find what works best, similar to a lot of stuff. It's definitely, you know, a real‑life experience for sure. My life is going to be different, but I'm glad to know what's wrong with me so I can get better. That's just like what it's about.
Q. Venus, I was looking through previous Fed Cup appearances of yours. Last time you were in it, you had a similar hairstyle.
VENUS WILLIAMS: My hair is actually not short, it's just extremely curly. It's really long. It's like a little slinky.
I don't know, sometimes I change it up. It's interesting. I wore it like this at the Olympics, Fed Cup.
Q. Is it more patriotic hair?
VENUS WILLIAMS: I'm not sure what it is. I literally shake it in the morning and wherever it lands I just go. It's the shake‑and‑go.