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Questions for Williams sisters after French flop

 FILE - This Nov. 22, 2011 file photo shows Serena, left, and Venus Williams posed during a news conference prior to an exhibition tennis match,  in B...
 FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2008 file photo, Serena and Venus Williams react after they beat Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain ...
 FILE - This Jan. 23, 2007 file photo shows Serena Williams reacting during her quarterfinal match against Israel's Shahar Peer at the Australian Open...
 FILE - This May 26, 2010 file photo shows Venus Williams concentrating before serving during a match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. A...
 FILE -  This June 16, 1997 file photo shows Venus Williams, right, and her sister Serena posing at the Direct Line Ladies Tennis Championships in Eas...
 FILE - This May 29, 2012 file photo shows Serena Williams reactind during her loss to France's Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open...

Williams Sisters Decline Tennis

FILE - This Nov. 22, 2011 file photo shows Serena, left, and Venus Williams posed during a news conference prior to an exhibition tennis match, in B...

Williams Sisters Decline Tennis

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2008 file photo, Serena and Venus Williams react after they beat Anabel Medina Garrigues and Virginia Ruano Pascual of Spain ...

Williams Sisters Decline Tennis

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2007 file photo shows Serena Williams reacting during her quarterfinal match against Israel's Shahar Peer at the Australian Open...

Williams Sisters Decline Tennis

FILE - This May 26, 2010 file photo shows Venus Williams concentrating before serving during a match at the French Open tennis tournament in Paris. A...

Williams Sisters Decline Tennis

FILE - This June 16, 1997 file photo shows Venus Williams, right, and her sister Serena posing at the Direct Line Ladies Tennis Championships in Eas...

Williams Sisters Decline

FILE - This May 29, 2012 file photo shows Serena Williams reactind during her loss to France's Virginie Razzano in the first round of the French Open...

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."