Is this the end of the road for Venus? The American's
last-minute withdrawal from her second round match with Sabine Lisicki does not
bode well at all.
She's suffering from Sjogren's Syndrome, a chronic disease
where white blood cells attack moisture-producing glands resulting in fatigue
and joint pain. That's not ideal for a professional athlete.
It's something that has clearly hampered her for some time.
"I am thankful I finally have a diagnosis and am now
focused on getting better and returning to the court soon," she said.
The words 'finally' indicate this has been a long-term