Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams insisted that retirement is not on her agenda despite suffering her earliest French Open exit in 12 years.
Maria Sharapova was careful not to show any disrespect to the two women she beat 6-0, 6-0 along the way to a third-round match against Venus Williams at the Australian Open.
Venus Williams believes she is on target for a strong performance at this month's Australian Open after remaining unbeaten in singles at the Hopman Cup.
Seven-time grand slam champion Venus Williams made her second consecutive US Open second-round exit as German sixth seed Angelique Kerber ousted the American 6-2, 5-7, 7-5.
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