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The price of success for Serena Williams

Associated Press

MELBOURNE, Australia — Serena Williams, who plays Angelique Kerber in the women's final at the Australian Open on Saturday, says the price of fame means she doesn't get out much, but she'll take that scenario as long as she's at the top of the women's game.

At her pre-championship news conference on Friday, Williams was asked whether it bothers her that she's forced to stay in her hotel or house and not be able to wander the streets of Melbourne as she attempts to win her seventh title here.

Williams says "yeah, definitely ... I don't really leave my house so much, even in Florida or LA or Paris. I kind of just stay at home a lot."

She adds: "It will go away soon. But for now, I'd rather have this than something else because it means I'm doing well."

Williams has not dropped a set this year in six matches after winning three of four Grand Slam titles last year. She'll try to win her seventh final in seven attempts at Melbourne Park on Saturday.

ANGELIQUE KERBER

ATTEMPTS

AUSTRALIAN OPEN

FINAL

GRAND SLAM

HOUSE

MEANS

MELBOURNE PARK

QUOT

SERENA WILLIAMS

WILLIAMS

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