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Autoimmune Diseases, Sjogren's Syndrome

Venus Still Learning to Cope with Autoimmune Disease

Venus Williams at the 2010 US Open

Venus Williams at the 2010 US Open (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PARIS, May 27 (Reuters) – Venus Williams, who says she is still learning to live with a chronic illness, battled into the second round of the French Open on Sunday with a 4-6 6-1 6-3 victory over Argentine Paula Ormaechea.

Seven-times grand-slam champion Williams, who returned to the tour in March after dropping out with Sjogren’s Syndrome, a fatigue-inducing autoimmune disease, looked to be struggling early in the match but found the resources to win.

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