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Williams in no mood to slow down, eyes Rio 2016

  • Aug. 1, 2012: Serena Williams of the United States serves to Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

    Aug. 1, 2012: Serena Williams of the United States serves to Vera Zvonareva of Russia at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

  • Aug. 4, 2012: United States' Serena Williams returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympic.

    Aug. 4, 2012: United States' Serena Williams returns a shot to Maria Sharapova of Russia in the women's singles gold medal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Club at Wimbledon, in London, at the 2012 Summer Olympic.  (AP)

A day after completing a career Golden Slam, Serena Williams still wants more.

Williams says she wants to defend her women's Olympic tennis singles gold medal in four years time at the Rio de Janeiro Games "unless an act of God doesn't allow me to."

The 14-time Grand Slam singles champion says she has no plans on slowing down, especially after battling health scares that sidelined her for 14 months: "When I feel I can't be greatest I shouldn't play anymore, but I feel I belong. I'm not tired, I'm enjoying myself."

Thirty-year-old Williams beat Russia's Maria Sharapova to add Olympic gold to her titles in all four major tournaments. She then teamed with sister Venus to win the gold in doubles for the third time.