Venus Williams Sends Out a Message of Hope to People Suffering From the Same Autoimmune Disease as Hers

Venus Williams is one of the best female tennis players of all time. The 41-year-old has had an illustrious career that has spanned over two decades. She had to face various challenges in different stages of her career. Learning tennis from an early age, she, along with her sister Serena Williams, ruled the court. Today, the legend is an inspiration for younger generations for the grit and determination she has shown.

Venus has faced both professional and medical challenges in her path to success. The 41-year-old was suffering from Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects about 4 million people in the US After overcoming the illness, Venus has worked hard to spread awareness about the disease.

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Venus Williams shares a post about world Sjogren’s day

It is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. With symptoms of extensive dryness. Venus started having these problems back in 2004. However, the 41-year-old kept ignoring the symptoms for a long time. Later, at one stage, it became threatening to her career.

After recovering from the disease, Venus does her part in spreading awareness about it. Recently, she shared a post on her Instagram story, about World Sjogren’s day.

“For those (with) chronic illness this day is for you,” she wrote in the caption.

A few years ago, Venus shared what she went through.

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“No matter how hard I worked, I was exhausted, short of breath, and never felt in shape. It was really frustrating. My symptoms got progressively worse, to the point where I couldn’t play professional tennis anymore,” she said.

Venus Williams is to be back in action

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Venus gave a surprise to her fans when she stepped on the court to play doubles in the Wimbledon Championships 2022. Further, the 41-year-old is all set to make a comeback in singles as well. The former world number 1 will play in a couple of events in Washington DC and Toronto.

Venus Williams of the United States celebrates after winning match point in her first round match against Mihaela Buzarnescu of Romania during day two of the 2019 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

With the US Open not too far away now, it is an indication that the 41-year-old is planning to compete in the last Grand Slam of the year.

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