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Serena Williams still harbours hopes of calendar Grand Slam

Johannesburg: World number one Serena Williams has admitted that completing the calendar Grand Slam will be a priority for her next year, but said that she is not going to put any extra pressure on it.

Serena Williams. Pic/AFP
Serena Williams. Pic/AFP

The American tennis prodigy saw her dreams of completing a calendar grand slam crushed when Italy's Roberta Vinci claimed a 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Serena in the US Open semifinals at the Flushing Meadows in September.

The 21-time Grand Slam champion, however, admitted that she would have to start the 2016 season on a strong note and said that it would be a little difficult to defend the French Open, referring to her lack of flair in the clay-court, where she had won only three times, Sport24 reported.

Serena, who won three Grand Slams this season namely the Australian Open, the French Open and Wimbledon, also bagged Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year award for her superlative performance.

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