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Venus bounced, but inspired

Though Venus Williams was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, everyone should still be inspired by the way that she performed in the tournament.

It was not long ago when she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, which is an autoimmune disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain. She announced that in 2011 missed a great deal of time on the court. When she was on court she was knocked out early in events. In the past four years, she has not gotten past the fourth round in any major. Williams had been bounced in the first round three times in that span.

In 2015, however, Williams has already defeated Caroline Wozniacki to win the ‘ASB Classic and in the Aussie Open she defeated sixth ranked Aga Radwanska.

There are a lot of positives for Venus to take into the remainder of this season. At the young age of 34, Williams is playing her best for the first time in a long time. Be on the lookout for her to win at Wimbledon.

I can’s speak for everyone, but Venus Williams has showed me what it’s like to battle adversity and fight for what I love.

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