World number four Serena Williams of USA has shared that she is desperate to win the Gold Medal in the singles category at the London Olympics.
Serena said in a recent interview, “I can’t wait to go for gold in London. I can't lay all my hopes and dreams on just that [an individual gold medal], but it would mean a lot. I would like to try to get one.”
The 30-year-old has won Gold Medal in the doubles event twice with her sister Venus Williams at the Olympics but it has eluded her in singles so far.
The American star is in top form as she defeated Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska in the final to grab her fifth Wimbledon title, taking her overall Grand Slam tally to 14.
She added, “There was a moment I just remember I was on the couch and I didn't leave the whole day, for two days. I was just over it. I was praying, like I can't take any more … I just felt down, the lowest of lows.”
According to Serena and her family, she had reached the death bed in 2010. She had cut her foot during celebrations for winning the Wimbledon. Some later complications made blood clot in her lungs, which severely deteriorated her health.
She went on to say, “Coming here and winning [at Wimbledon] is amazing because literally last year I was ranked almost 200. It's been an unbelievable journey for me. I think it's definitely the beginning of something great. I hope it is.”
Serena will be hoping to win her first Gold Medal in singles but she is also favorite to win her third title with Venus in the doubles category.