5-time Wimbledon champ Venus Williams still gets nervous before a Slam

June 24th, 2009 - 4:54 pm ICT by ANI  

Venus Williams London, June 24 (ANI): Five time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams took the first step towards her sixth title, but not without revealing that she still gets nervous.

“I still get nervous before a Grand Slam. But it’s just how you deal with it,” The Sun quoted Williams, as saying.

The defending women’s champion, 29, eased to a 6-3 6-2 win over Swiss newcomer Stefanie Voegele.

“I’m pretty happy with how I started my defence of the title and I really enjoyed being out there,” she said.

“Wimbledon has been a place of great success and pure joy for me,” she added. (ANI)

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