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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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Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — but couldn’t solve Lucic-Bar ...
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Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — but couldn’t solve Lucic-Baroni in Quebec City on Su ...
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Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — but couldn’t solve Lucic-Baroni in Quebec City on Sunday. Later in th ...
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Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — ...
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3 days ago

Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — but couldn’t solve Lucic-Baroni in Quebec City on Sunday. Later in th ...
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3 days ago

Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at F ...
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3 days ago

Lucic-Baroni upsets Williams at Banque Nationale

Sep 15 2014 12:23am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — World No. 121 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni upset top seed Venus Williams to win the Coupe Banque Nationale final on Sunday. Lucic-Baroni, from Croatia, beat the American Williams, ranked 20th in the world, 6-4, 6-3 to claim her first WTA singles title in 16 years. The 34-year-old Williams had won both previous matches between the two players — at the opening round of the U.S. Open in 2002, and at Florianopolis in 2013 — but couldn’t solve Lucic-Baroni in Quebec City on Sunday. Later in the ...
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Lucic-Baroni ends 16-year title drought

Sep 14 2014 6:17pm CDT | Source: FOXSPORTS.com.au

MIRJANA Lucic-Baroni has won her first WTA title since 1998, defeating former world No. 1 Venus Williams to capture the ...
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Venus moves on to Coupe Banque Nationale final

Sep 13 2014 11:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — American Venus Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia will compete in the singles final at the Coupe Banque Nationale after winning their respective semifinal matches Saturday. Williams, the top seed at the Quebec City tournament, took down fourth seed Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3. The 34-year-old Williams will be playing in her 75th singles final on the WTA tour. She has won 45 times. In the other semi, Lucic-Bar ...
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4 days ago

Venus moves on to Coupe Banque Nationale final

Sep 13 2014 11:51pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

QUEBEC — American Venus Williams and Mirjana Lucic-Baroni of Croatia will compete in the singles final at the Coupe Banque Nationale after winning their respective semifinal matches Saturday. Williams, the top seed at the Quebec City tournament, took down fourth seed Shelby Rogers 6-3, 6-3. The 34-year-old Williams will be playing in her 75th singles final on the WTA tour. She has won 45 times. In the other semi, Lucic-Baroni needed thre ...
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