Venus Williams Autoimmune Disease

September 1, 2011 by staff 

Venus Williams Autoimmune DiseaseVenus Williams Autoimmune Disease, Two days after playing her first game in two months, Venus Williams pulled out of U.S. Open Wednesday, revealing who was recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause pain in the joints.

The American 31-year-old has won seven Grand Slam titles, including the U.S. Open in 2000 and 2001. “I enjoyed playing my first game here, and I wish I could go on, but now I can not,” Williams said in a statement. “I’m thankful I have finally diagnosed and now I am focused on improving and come back soon.”

It was supposed to face the 12th-seeded Sabine Lisicki on Wednesday.

Williams cited a virus when he retired in warmup tournaments as a loss in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

She returned to action Monday, beating Vesna Dolonts 6-4, 6-3 in the first round, and then said, “No one else in the way of a party-in-a-time that I now in this tournament “.

Results Wednesday: The surprises included Frank Moser Ivo Karlovic on the top-ranked American twins Bob and Mike Bryan and Christina McHale on No. 8 seed Marion Bartoli

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