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Venus struggling for fitness


Venus has not played since losing to her sister in the Wimbledon final
Venus Williams admits she is "not 100%" going into next week's US Open but is determined to continue her family's successful run at Flushing Meadows.
With her sister Serena unable to defend her title due to injury it will be left to Venus to try and secure a fifth straight US Open title for the Williams family.

But the number four seed continues to be hampered by the abdominal injury that ruined her chances of making the Wimbledon final against Serena a competitive affair.

"I'm not really 100% at this point, but I think I have a really good chance at the Open no matter what the circumstances are," said Venus.

"So, I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that everything will be ok.

Profile: Venus Williams
"It's been four years since Williams has been on the trophy at the US Open and it has really been a dream come true.

"When I hold it up I see the S, the V, the V, the S, and it's what we dreamed about, so dreams are coming true."

Serena won her first Grand Slam title at Flushing Meadows in 1999 and regained the title last year after Venus won in 2000 and 2001.

And Venus is hopeful that her younger sister will be in New York to lend her support.

"Yeah, she definitely wants to come," said Venus.

"She told me she's going to be there in the stands, and I definitely need her her and my family to get some support, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed there, too."
 

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how does she think she has a good chance if she's not 100% - the injury will just let her down at an important time like wimbledon . Take time off Venus and RECOVER FULLY!
 

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how does she think she has a good chance if she's not 100% - the injury will just let her down at an important time like wimbledon . Take time off Venus and RECOVER FULLY!
Ask Kim. ;)
 

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She would know better than any of us. I'd like to think she wouldn't enter if she thought the injury was sufficient to prevent her from having a winning chance.
 
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