Venus ready for Australian Open
World number 24 Venus Williams will not play any more tournaments before the Australian Open starts on January 14.
The older of the two Williams sisters is confident she has received more than enough match practice during this year's Hopman Cup.
She played matches against South Africa's Chanelle Scheepers, France's Mathilde Johansson and Spain's Anabel Medina Garrigues.
"I haven't played before the Australian Open in many, many, many years. I like that preparation, it works for me," said a confident Williams.
While Williams would have preferred to play one more singles match in the Hopman Cup, she is content with the eight sets she played in this tournament.
"I got to play a lot and got to pull a lot out of myself," she said.
Over the years, the Williams serve has been her most profitable shot and she would have been encouraged by the improvement in that department this week.
"I felt like with every match my serve got better, and this (Thursday) was my best day I have returned, and for my consistency.
"That is what I wanted, and with one more match I think I would have been even better. I am pretty happy with my form," added Williams.