Venus thanks fans for support

2011-09-05 09:30
Venus Williams (AP)

New York - Venus Williams, forced out of the US Open by illness, took to Twitter on Sunday to thank fans for their good wishes and said she hoped to be back on court soon.

"Thank you everyone for all your well wishes! It's good to have support! Looking forward to getting better and back on tour!" the seven-time Grand Slam champion said on the social networking site.

When she withdrew before her second-round match, the 31-year-old Williams revealed she has been diagnosed with the auto-immune disorder Sjogren's Syndrome.

She said the condition, in which the body's immune system attacks its own healthy tissues, can cause fatigue and joint pain among other symptoms.

However, with a correct diagnosis she expected to manage her health and return to tennis.

"Thank you 4 sharing all your sjogrens & auto immune stories w/me," Williams tweeted. "Feels good to know I'm not alone! feel better to you and your loved ones!"

Read more on:    us open  |  venus williams

Venus topples Azarenka

2014-08-01 08:18


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
  • SS3
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @
  • SS4
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @
  • SS5
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @
  • SS7
    Fri, 01 Aug 2014 @
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Featured Blog

Dave ask if you would like to meet your local sports heroes and stand the chance to win prizes to the value of over R40 000.

Latest blogs

Which is your favourite Grand Slam of the year?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

TV schedule Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.