Wimbledon Queen Venus Williams ultimate dream is GOAT Navratilova's record
Venus targets Martina milestone
The Press Association
July 7, 2008
Venus Williams has revealed she would love to match Martina Navratilova's record of nine Wimbledon titles after her fifth triumph on Centre Court.
Williams defeated younger sister Serena 7-5 6-4 in Saturday's final, recovering from a break down in each set to successfully defend her title.
Asked about matching Navratilova, who watched the final on Centre Court, Williams said: "Oh my God. That would be the ultimate. That's not easy. Her career spanned like three decades, so I'm not sure if I have that much time. If I did, I think I would definitely dream of that."
An all-Williams final was a common occurrence when the pair first began to dominate; they contested five of the six grand slam finals between the 2002 French Open and Wimbledon in 2003, but that was the last time until Saturday they had met at such a stage.
The feeling persists that the siblings could achieve such dominance again if they were not distracted by their off-court activities, and Venus was at least making all the right noises.
"I would love that," she added.
"The main goal for both of us is to stay healthy. We've both worked really hard this year and I think the results showed here, both in the singles and the doubles (which the sisters won for the third time just hours after the singles final)."
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