Venus Williams on Learning Languages and Plans for the Off-Season

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Venus Williams on Learning Languages and Plans for the Off-Season

Tennis - Besides being good at tennis and interior design, Venus Williams says she is also good at languages. In an interview to PopCulture, the seven-time Grand Slam champion Williams says, "I'm good in languages.

My best language is Italian. The surprising language that I know a decent amount of is Chinese. It's not something that comes overnight, it's something that continues to click over time, but once you get started then it's easier than the start."

Speaking about her off-season plans, Williams says, "This off-season I want to just sit down and do art and I want to play the guitar, [but] I haven't had time to do that yet. I'm only one week in, but I know that by the time the weekend comes I'll get a moment."

Speaking about her recent trip to Wuhan for the Wuhan Open there, Williams says, "On this particular trip, I got out more often. I made a concerted effort, it actually took a lot of energy and it actually wore me down a lot," she admitted.

"Normally I would never do that because I save my energy for the court [but] I made some exceptions. A lot of times I do only see the courts and in a way, it's a good thing because it means you're winning matches and you're busy here doing your job."

Williams is currently ranked No. 54 in the world and in her most recent match, she went down to Rebecca Peterson at the Tianjin Open 3-6, 6-4, 3-6.