Sad for the American tennis player, Venus Williams. The ailing star exited the U.S. Open 2011 before she was due on court at Arthur Ashe Stadium for her second-round match against No. 22 Sabine Lisicki.
Venus won her first-round match easily over Vesna Dolonts.
Venus also announced that she has been diagnosed with Sjogren’s Syndrome, an autoimmune disease that causes fatigue and joint pain.
Venus’ statement: I am really disappointed to have to withdraw from this year’s U.S. Open, I have recently been diagnosed with Sjogrens Syndrome.