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Venus Williams has withdrawn from the U.S. Open issuing a statement saying:

”I have been recently diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease which is an ongoing medical condition that affects my energy level and causes fatigue and joint pain. ‘I enjoyed playing my first match here and wish I could continue but right now I am unable to. ‘I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now focused on getting better and returning to the court soon.”

She ended her statement by saying:

“‘I’m really disappointed to have to withdraw from this year’s US Open.”

Let’s keep her in our prayers.

via The YBF

Photo: Getty Images

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