Tennis – Serena sets sights on gold

Serena Williams hopes to defend her women's singles gold medal at the Olympic Games in Rio. The world number one claimed gold in London four years ago and says the fact she has won the title before eases the pressure on her ahead of the tournament in Brazil. The American star has four Olympic golds to her name, having won the women's doubles three times with older sister Venus, meaning she could potentially have six when the 2016 Olympic tennis tournament comes to a close as she will again enter the women's singles and doubles. "We all dream of the Grand Slams and winning them, but the Olympics are different," she said, as reported by Sky Sports. "The first gold medal I won [Sydney 2000, in the women's doubles] was something I appreciated more than a lot of my trophies. "It's really great to have another opportunity to win the title. Having won it already definitely takes the pressure off." The USA are 5/6 with bet365 to win over 105.5 medals at the 2016 Olympics, while Williams is 5/4 to win the US Open outright in the final Grand Slam of the year as she seeks a 23rd major title.

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