Venus Williams sends a message of hope to people suffering from the same autoimmune disease as she does

Venus Williams is one of the greatest tennis players of all time. The 41-year-old has had an illustrious career spanning two decades. She had to face different challenges at different stages of her career. She learned tennis from a young age and ruled the court alongside her sister Serena Williams. Today the legend is an inspiration to younger generations for the courage and determination she showed.

Venus has faced both professional and medical challenges on her journey to success. The 41-year-old suffered from Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects approximately 4 million people in the United States. After overcoming the disease, Venus has worked hard to spread awareness of the disease.

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Venus Williams shares a post about World Sjogren Day

It is a systemic autoimmune disease that affects the entire body. With symptoms of extensive dryness. Venus had these problems back in 2004. However, the 41-year-old ignored the symptoms for a long time. Later, at some point, it became threatening for her career.

After recovering from the disease, Venus is doing her part to spread awareness about it. She recently shared a post on her Instagram storyabout World Sjogren Day.

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

A few years ago, Venus shared what she’s been going 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 kept getting worse to the point where I couldn’t play professional tennis anymore.” you said.

Venus Williams is said to be back in action

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Venus surprised her fans when she took the pitch to play doubles at the 2022 Wimbledon Championships. In addition, the 41-year-old is ready to celebrate a comeback in singles. The former world No. 1 will play some 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 on day two of the Australian Open 2019 at Melbourne Park on January 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

With the US Open not too far off now, it’s a hint that the 41-year-old plans to compete in the final Grand Slam of the year.

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