Venus Going for Title No. 6 at Wimbledon

By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 20, 2009 10:21 AM CDT
Venus Williams defeated sister Serena to win at Wimbledon in 2008.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Wimbledon kicks off Monday with Venus Williams looking for a sixth title (and third consecutive) at a venue she’s come to rule, USA Today reports. “When she talks about Wimbledon, the tenor of her voice changes,” says Billie Jean King, whose Wimbledon total Williams would tie. “It connects with her. She’s won so much that feeling continues to grow. This is her place.”

Though Wimbledon’s grass surface might not seem the natural domain of a player raised on California cement, Williams, 29, mixes excellent footwork, a long frame, and a booming, slicing serve to get it done. “I think it’s just in my blood,” she says. “Grass really rewards you for being aggressive and taking it to the next level, and that’s what my game is all about.”