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Venus Williams says she is not done yet

Oct 1 2013, 3:38am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to auto-immune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can still take on the best of opponents.

Beijing, Oct 1 — Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to auto-immune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can...

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Venus Williams says she is not done yet

Oct 1 2013, 3:38am CDT | by IANS

Beijing, Oct 1 (IANS) Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to auto-immune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can still take on the best of opponents.

Beijing, Oct 1 — Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has missed eight months in the past two years due to auto-immune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome, but she showed this season that she can still take on the best of opponents.

The American pulled off a stellar performance in Tokyo last week, beating World No.2 Victoria Azarenka and winning a pair of marathons against Simona Halep and Eugenie Bouchard to reach the semifinals, where she was just barely edged by Petra Kvitova, reports Xinhua.

Now she is hoping to score more at the China Open which started in the Chinese capital Sep 28.

"Perhaps I don't have the same health as my opponents, but I just get out there and hold my head high no matter what, and I try not to think about it. I just can't go out onto the court with any fear," said Williams Tuesday.

"The motivation for me is that I have a lot left to give. I haven't had a lot of good luck, so I know my luck's bound to turn. And when I sit at home and see tennis on TV, I know I can be out there."

Asked about dealing with Sjogren's Syndrome, she said physically it's getting better. "Since I came back to the tour last year, I've always been trying new things to improve myself, always trying to get an edge.

"In the beginning, I tried traditional medicine and different things, but I didn't think I was getting results, so I tried more untraditional things, and as of late I feel like I've been seeing better results with that. So for me the key has been to keep trying different things. It's like a tennis match - sometimes some things work and some things don't, and you just have to be patient with everything and keep fighting," she added.

Sjogren's syndrome is a chronic disorder of the immune system -- a long-term autoimmune disease -- in which the patient's white blood cells attack the saliva and tear glands, leading to dry mouth and eyes because the body's tear and saliva production is reduced. Others symptoms include arthritis.

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IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comments on a Russian TV show. Serena Williams, who called the comments se ...
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7 weeks ago

IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comments on a Russian TV show. Serena William ...
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7 weeks ago

IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comments on a Russian TV show. Serena Williams, who call ...
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7 weeks ago

IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comment ...
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7 weeks ago

IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comments on a Russian TV show. Serena Wi ...
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7 weeks ago

IOC ethics commission contacts Tarpischev

Oct 27 2014 9:28am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LONDON — The IOC ethics commission has contacted Russian tennis president Shamil Tarpischev to explain his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tour. Tarpischev was fined $25,000 and suspended from the WTA tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as the "Williams brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at. He made the comments on a Russian TV show. Serena Williams, who called the comments sexis ...
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Serena wins 3rd-straight WTA Finals title

Oct 26 2014 7:51am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

SINGAPORE — Serena Williams beat Simona Halep 6-3, 6-0 Sunday to win her third-successive title at the WTA Finals — and her fifth overall. Halep easily beat Williams just four days earlier during the group stage of the tournament, but Williams turned that around with an aggressive game plan that unsettled the Romanian player. Williams won 11 of the last 12 games in the match to join Martina Navratilova and Steffi Graf as the only players to have won five title ...
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8 weeks ago

IOC seeking ‘full explanation’ from Tarpischev

Oct 20 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after referring to the Williams s ...
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8 weeks ago

IOC seeking ‘full explanation’ from Tarpischev

Oct 20 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as "brothers" and saying they were "scary" to look at ...
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8 weeks ago

IOC seeking ‘full explanation’ from Tarpischev

Oct 20 2014 9:18am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – The International Olympic Committee is asking Russian member Shamil Tarpischev for a "full explanation" of his comments about Venus and Serena Williams that led to him being fined and suspended by the women’s tennis tour. Tarpischev, head of the Russian tennis federation, was fined $25,000 and banned from the WTA Tour for a year after referring to the Williams sisters as "brothers ...
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