27 May 2013

Venus Williams says she'll keep playing

4:00 pm on 27 May 2013

The seven-time grand slam tennis champion, Venus Williams, says she's not ready to retire despite her earliest French Open exit in 12 years.

The 32-year-old suffered a 7-6 6-7 6-4 loss in the first round to Poland's Urszula Radwanska, who is 10 years her junior.

Williams says even if she isn't winning, she's wants to continue playing to be a role model to other sufferers of the autoimmune disease Sjogren's syndrome which kept her off tour for seven months.

She says she's a fighter and will not give up just because things get difficult.