Williams: No plans to call it a day

Serena Williams insists retirement is not on her mind as she prepares to claim yet another Olympic gold medal in Rio.

Having won gold in the women's singles in London in 2012 and in the doubles in 2000, 2008 and 2012, Williams arrived in Rio earlier this week with every intention of adding to that tally.

However, more Olympic silverware would certainly not act as the closing chapter in her career. Williams believes her story is far from over.

Fresh off her seventh Wimbledon title and 22nd major trophy, the 34-year-old is still passionate about the sport.

"I love what I do every day and enjoy being on the court. I enjoy competing," said Williams.

"I just don't see a time when I say I don't want to do this anymore. I always give my maximum and that's what I bring to the court."

As for the importance of the Olympics, while Williams conceded the event had a unique feel to it, she made it very clear just how much it means to her.

"We all dream of the Grand Slams and winning them, but the Olympics are different," said Williams.

"The first gold medal I won 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."