She's got name recognition, a new book out and a knack for public speaking.

So, why not politics?

"Too many skeletons in the closet," tennis star Venus Williiams said at the National Press Club on Wednesday afternoon. "I don't have any political aspirations, no."

The athlete, who also has her own interior design firm and athletic clothing line, instead talked candidly about her other aspirations, her life as a youngster, successes and failures and her close relationship with her sister Serena.

"We do live together and we're like, 'We should never leave each other. And even if we have to get married, we'll still live here, OK?' " Williams joked.

The 30-year-old was in town promoting her new book "Come to Win," a compilation of essays from business leaders, politicians (including Bill Clinton, William Cohen and Condoleeza Rice), artists and doctors and how their experiences in sports translated into their successful lives.

While in town, Williams also played in her debut game as a member of the Washington Kastles tennis team. She followed her book's mantra and won both her doubles matches and her highly anticipated singles match against Martina Hingis on Wednesday night.

Contributed by Jesse McLean