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Williams Pulls out of ASB Classic

Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams has withdrawn from next month's ASB Classic in Auckland due to health issues.

After playing a number of recent exhibition matches, Williams told her agent Carlos Fleming she was not ready to play in Auckland. The former world No 1 has been receiving treatment for Sjögren's syndrome (an autoimmune disease).

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Not even surprised
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I told this would happen to all the Venus fans back when she announced that she would take part in this tournament

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Meanwhile, the Pope remains catholic and bears still shit in the woods.
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the year hasn't even started yet
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this is why us sane people have tried to tell venus fans to be realistic. she isn't going to suddenly be fit and a top 10 player after the best part of 18 months struggling.

wont be surprised if she doesn't travel to australia

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I doubt she even plays the Australian Open.
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Awww, that's sad for her and the Tournament, but somehow that was in the air... Disappointed for Auckland, the Tournament is really doing a great effort to be attractive for Top players but after Sharapova, Dementieva, Davenport etc. it seems that they struggled to attract the Top Players this year... I thought maybe Vera would play this.

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I doubt she even plays the Australian Open.
Exactly.

This sucks.

But imagine this, she travels all the way to Melbourne, wins a couple rounds, and then suddenly has to withdraw... I hate this Syndrome
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OMG I hope she get better I wonder if she will play Australian Open
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I see she's already begun her routine preparation for the AO. LOL. As if anyone sane truly believed she was actually going to bother to play there.
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Ai Why has it to be Venus ?
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