If The Resurgence Of Venus Williams Doesn't Warm Your Heart, Nothing Will

WARNING: serious fangirling ahead.

🚨🚨🚨 VENUS WILLIAMS IS INTO THE US OPEN SEMIFINALS 🚨🚨🚨

🚨🚨🚨 VENUS WILLIAMS IS INTO THE US OPEN SEMIFINALS 🚨🚨🚨

Sorry for the caps, I just had to get that out of my system real quick before we continue.

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It’s hard to believe that not so long ago, it looked like Venus might retire after being diagnosed with illness.

It's hard to believe that not so long ago, it looked like Venus might retire after being diagnosed with illness.

In 2011 she was diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes fatigue and joint pain. Her quarterfinal win today is even more poignant considering she had to pull out of the US Open in 2011 due to the diagnosis.

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