Venus Williams Autoimmune Disease Doesn’t Stop Her Bouncing Back Into Tennis

Written by Peter Gehr Senior Tennis Editor

Venus Williams Autoimmune Disease Doesn't Stop Her Bouncing Back Into Tennis

Venus Williams Autoimmune Disease Doesn't Stop Her Bouncing Back Into Tennis

Venus Williams autoimmune disease doesn’t stop her bouncing back into tennis is definitely attributed to her fighting spirit and determination. Women tennis players are aware of the power of Venus on the court, and she poses a threat to her opponents if she remains injury free for 2012.

With a plan to rise up within the WTA rankings, the 31 year old strives for a comeback with injuries and Sjogren’s Syndrome behind her. She manages the autoimmune disease that affects energy levels, joint pain, and causes fatigue with medication and a specific diet.

Venus Williams Autoimmune Disease Doesn’t Stop Her Bouncing Back Into Tennis

The upcoming WTA Tour BMW Malaysian Open will serve as part of Venus William’s preparation in search of a fourth Olympic gold medal at next year’s London Olympics.

Venus, who won the singles gold at the 2000 Sydney games and partnered sister Serena to win the doubles title at the same event as well as during the 2008 Beijing Games, said the Olympics will certainly be the highlight of 2012 for her.

“I feel good. My aim for 2012 is to get back into the top of the rankings and of course London will be the highlight for me,” said the 31-year-old in a statement released by Malaysian Open organizers Carbon Worldwide.

“With the Olympic tennis tournament to be held at Wimbledon next year, the BMW Malaysian Open will be a great opportunity for me to prepare for the rest of the season.”

Venus added: “Malaysia is a very important stop during my comeback schedule and will be fantastic opportunity to improve my strength. The heat and humidity will be especially challenging, but I am used to the heat and love the weather.”

Currently ranked 104 in the world after a season blighted by injury and illness, the lanky American who possesses one of the most powerful ground-strokes in the women’s game is always a threat on any surface and is well known for her ability to come back strongly after an injury.

The seven-time grand slam singles champion added that the good reputation the tournament has among players on the tour and a chance to play in front of her Asian fans was among the factors attracted her to compete in Kuala Lumpur.

“I have a lot of fans in Asia and the region and I am excited to come over and play in front of them and hope for them to support me throughout the tournament.” Click here to visit the original source of this post

Venus Williams autoimmune disease doesn’t stop her bouncing back into tennis, and this is a great example for aspiring tennis players to recognize that obstacles can be overcome with the right mental attitude, as well as professional healthcare techniques which have played a major role in putting Venus back on track and ready for action on the court.

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