Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams says practice and good technique are one of the keys to success. Williams, 42, is an all-time great, having been ranked at the top spot in singles and doubles. On Instagram, Williams held a Q&A and there she was asked how to improve and be more consistent on the WTA Tour.
"Practice and good technique. If the technique is not there then you cannot replicate good shots over and over again," Williams said on Instagram, per Sportskeeda. In the early 2000s, Williams was one of the best and most dominant players.
During her prime, Williams was known as a great server, a strong baseliner and one of the best movers in the women's game. But when asked about her most dangerous weapon, Williams revealed it was her mind. "The mind my friend," Williams said.
Williams reflects on her Olympic success
Williams is a five-time Olympic medalist as she has four gold and one silver medal. Also, Williams is the only player in tennis history to have won a medal in all three tennis events - singles, doubles and mixed doubles.
"They're both so different its hard to compare, the gold medal is beyond what I dreamed of and the Grand Slam win is a culmination of years of work, dreaming and sacrifice," Williams revealed. At the 2000 Sydney Olympics, Williams captured her first and lone gold medal in singles.
In women's doubles, Williams collected three gold medals with her sister Serena Williams. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, Williams fell just short of winning her first gold medal in mixed doubles as she and Rajeev Ram lost a three-set final.
Last year, Williams skipped the Tokyo Olympics. Williams, who hasn't played a singles tournament since last year's August, is set to return to action at the Citi Open in Washington next week. Williams plays a qualifier in the Washington first round.