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Venus Williams says she is not done yet
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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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Aug 25 2014 8:40pm CDT | Source: CBC Sports

During the second set of Monday’s matchup with Venus Williams, Kimiko Date-Krumm of Japan had to stop her service game twice because a honey ...
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Venus Williams shakes off pesky opponent

Aug 25 2014 6:12pm CDT | Source: Stuff.co.nz

Venus Williams started with a soft forehand, shifted to a gentle backhand and even tried to blow away a most pesky opponent. She kept moving from sideline to sideline, yet still couldn ...
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Williams & Tsonga make progress

Aug 25 2014 4:30pm CDT | Source: http://feeds.bbci.co.uk/sport/0/tennis/rss.xml

Two-time US Open champion Venus Williams fights back from a set down and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga wins in f ...
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Aug 25 2014 4:22pm CDT | Source: Washington Post Sports

It was a day of somewhat close calls for two of the favorites in Flushing Meadows, New York, where the U.S. Open began today. After Venus Williams fought off Japan’s 43-year-old Kimiko Date-Krumm and a pesky bee to move on to Round 2, Andy Murray battled the Netherlands’ Robin Haase and pesky cramps to get to the second ...
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Bee Terrorizes Venus Williams and Opponent at U.S. Open

Aug 25 2014 4:11pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

In terrifying, bee-related news, a winged nemesis of humanity swooped down to wreak havoc at the U.S. Open on Monday afternoon.  For The Win’s Chris Chase brings us news of the incident, which occurred during Venus Williams’ first-round match against Kimiko Date-Krumm.  The bee’s reign of terror began in the second set when it zipped in to interrupt a Date-Krumm serve. Wisely, the 43-year-old pro immediately went into a self-preserving waltz with the flying s ...
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Aug 25 2014 4:08pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - Tennis

Second-seeded Simona Halep needed three sets to win her first-round match at the US Open. Ditto for Angelique Kerber, Venus Williams and Andrea Petkovic. Sometimes the early pressure is th ...
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