Venus Williams Drops Out Of U.S. Open, Diagnosed With Disease

Venus Williams was forced to drop out of the U.S. Open yesterday due to an illness that doctors have now diagnosed as Sjogren’s syndrome “that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain.”   In her statement, she continued,

“I enjoyed playing my first match here and wish I could continue, but right now I am unable to,” Williams said in a statement. “I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon.”

How disappointing for both sisters. She and Serena have both been battling health problems and are still so young and have plenty of years left in their careers.

Get well soon ladies!