Venus Williams Withdraws From Auckland
by Staff | December 19th, 2011, 6:08 pm
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Venus Williams’s comeback to tennis is back on hold. The seven-time Grand Slam champion withdrew from the WTA Auckland tournament today citing “health issues”.

Williams announced earlier this summer that she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, a condition that has kept her off the tennis circuit since the US Open.

Venus did play in two exhibition matches last month in Colombia and Milan but in the best interest of her health and recovery she will forego the ASB Auckland.

“Only last month she was reported saying she was looking forward to her first tournament of the year in Auckland and had heard great things about the ASB Classic. Her goal was to play a full schedule next year,” said Auckland TD Richard Palmer.

Venus is still scheduled for now to play at the Australian Open beginning on January 17.


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