Venus Will Be a Comeback Kid
Venus Williams had to withdraw from her second-round match this Wednesday due to symptoms stemming from Sjogren's syndrome, which is a chronic, incurable but often manageable disease.
Show Me the Sjogren's Syndrome
Venus Williams, one of the most exciting female athletes in recent history, was forced to pull out of the 2011 U.S. Tennis Open due to her recent diagnosis with its accompanying symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome. Her statement voiced her usual positive, appreciative attitude: "I enjoyed playing my first match here and wish I could continue, but right now I am unable to.” She added,“I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon." Keep in mind Venus was the U.S. Open champion in 2000 and 2001, so her decision to pull out of ...