Tennis-Wimbledon-Carefree Serena eyes another make-up holder

LONDON, June 30 Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:53pm BST

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LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) - Serena Williams, who looks destined to meet sister Venus in the Wimbledon women's final, wastes so little time reflecting on past triumphs that she uses some of her trophies to hold her make-up brushes.

"I never want to become satisfied with what I may, or may not have done, because I feel like there's so much more I would like to do," Williams said on Tuesday after dismissing Belarussian Victoria Azarenka 6-2 6-3 in the fourth round.

"I have plenty of time to think about that when my career is over. I'm sure there's so much more Venus would like to do as well, so that's how we look at it. I mean, I use some of my trophies for make-up brushes.

"Maybe I'll just take a step back and...take all the make-up brushes out and really appreciate every title and every trophy."

Williams was in regal form on Centre Court on another scorching day, racing through the first set with one break in just 26 minutes.

She was twice a break point down in the opening game of the second set, before serving three thunderous aces.

Azarenka, who beat Williams in the Miami final this year, managed her only break in the fifth game but was then overwhelmed by Serena's power and speed.

"I really wanted to do well today," Serena said. "I didn't do well the last time we played. I think my game's in a good state."

A downcast Azarenka said Serena was the complete player.

"She has every shot. She's very strong mentally. She fights until the last moment. I think she just has the whole package, which makes her a great champion," Azarenka told a news conference.

"I had an opportunity but I made a few mistakes and she really kept pressuring me on my serve.

"I just couldn't really handle it well today. And then she just played really, really good tennis again."

(Editing by Miles Evans; to query or comment on this story email sportsfeedback@thomsonreuters.com)

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