U.S. Serena Williams speaks during a news conference at Melbourne Park, Australia, January 16, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter
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Serena Williams brushed off concerns about her fitness Saturday and declared herself "at 130 percent" for her Australian Open title defense.A shock defeat to Italy's Roberta Vinci in the semi-finals of last year's U.S. Open denied Williams the chance of a single season grand slam after she had won the Australian and French Opens as well as Wimbledon.Williams said she was neither prepared to discuss that missed chance nor would she contemplate her chances of achieving the rare feat this year.Williams also brushed off any thoughts that she might be suffering more from nerves this year because of her lack of on-court action over the last four months.
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