Sunday, January 25, 2015

Another Win for Venus: Australian Open 2015

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My favorite tennis pro is playing winning tennis these days. Venus Williams and her sister Serena have moved on to the Australian Open quarter finals:
......She is through to the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time for four years. She now plays Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska. 
“That feels fantastic especially when things happen in your life that are not in your control,” Williams said in reference to her struggles with Sjogren's syndrome, an incurable auto-immune disease that can cause joint pain and fatigue. 
“But I don't want to stop now, I want to keep it going,” Venus added. “This little cat has a few tricks up her sleeve.”
Go get 'em Venus! You can read more here.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Did anyone notice that they described Sjögrens Syndrome as causing "joint pain and fatigue?" A step in the right direction from the usual dry eyes and dry mouth.
Congrats to Venus! Can't begin to imagine what it must be like to battle this disease as a professional athlete, even with the the benefits of trainers, nutritionists, great doctors, etc.