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After more than decade at or near top of tennis, Williams sisters face questions about future
PARIS (AP) ' Venus and Serena Williams have been winning Grand Slam titles and transcending their sport since the 1990s.
Every so often, like all elite athletes, they hear questions about whether their best days are behind them.
Now that each is past her 30th birthday, and big victories are less frequent than ever, those questions are bound to get more persistent, especially after this week. The 2012 French Open has been the worst Grand Slam tournament in Williams family history ' the first of the 43 that both entered at which neither reached the third round.
Venus, who turns 32 in June, says she can't "walk out on the court and say, 'Oh, my God, this is it.' That's not the way I see it."