Venus: Challenge learning to live with disease
Venus Williams, who is contending with autoimmune disease Sjögren's Syndrome, says she's still trying to figure how to live and play with her illness. Two months into her comeback, it appears that the 31-year-old Williams will at least crack the Top 50 after Roland Garros, which should qualify her for the Olympics. On Sunday, she beat Paula Ormaechea in the first round, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3.
"It's different. I have a lot to learn still," Venus said. "I learn a lot every week, especially having to play a professional sport. So that's a challenge, just learning to live ... It's physical and emotional and all kinds of different things, mental. So it's just something that you can only get if you live it. So I get it. So I have to learn to laugh."