Venus takes an indefinte leave from tennis

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  1. Cindysphinx

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    I don't think it could possibly be sickle cell. That's a genetic disease; you don't just wake up with it.

    Me, I wonder if it is mono, like Fed. She has looked really flat, and that episode she had at the AO (IIRC) where she called a trainer is ominous.
     
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  2. CyberInferno

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    I'm glad I had just swallowed the soda in my throat. Otherwise, the monitor would be covered with it. Hilarious!
     
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  3. TheNatural

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    I think venus is just bored. With the technical glitches in her forehand and 2nd serve shes probably frustrated because she finds it hard to improve and stay motivated. I think boredom and frustration is settling in.
     
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  4. vince916

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    Whoa I never knew he husband was a golfer and that much older than her.
     
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  6. MariaS

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    I still think it's strange that within these last few months both Fed and Venus have been so fatigued. Remember the Australian Open? Could be something genetic brought on by an environmental factor.
     
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  7. mrDamien

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    What do you all think of this? She's getting thinner and slimmer by looking at this photo.

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  8. janipyt05

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    V made a statement because she didn't want people to think she was taking a holiday or trying to concentrate on her company, this has to do with her health, why shouldn't she deal with it while she has the time, so she can get back and give it her all.
     
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  9. budkid

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    yikes.....
     
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  10. DomStar7

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    she wont leave without another Grand Slam or a full set.
     
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  11. daddy

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    Isn't this a fairly impossible scenario ? Sometimes I wonder if some people saw one too many episode of X-Files.
     
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  12. grafrules

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    If she really is going to play until she gets a full set of slams then she will be playing tennis until she dies.
     
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  13. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Hopefully if she is healthy, I think she will try to hang around for another 5 years, and I think she will die trying to get a Australian and French title. The French is a long shot, but I think Australian is possible with the new court change.
     
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  14. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Venus Blog
    Hello everyone,

    I am sure over the past few days you have heard some reports about me taking a “hiatus” from tennis. This could not be further from the truth and I just wanted to provide an update to those of you who are concerned.

    The last few months have included a great deal of travel (5 continents in 2 months) and a lot of matches. I am not experiencing an injury (thank goodness) but after the Miami tournament my physio and I agreed that this was a smart time to have some preventative checkups on everything from my
    knees to my shoulder to my wrist to make sure that everything is in order. This is in preparation for a long summer that begins next month with the pre-French Open events in Europe and will last through the US Open in September. I have learned that caution is key and my goal is to do everything I can to put myself in the best position to do well during this next stretch.

    The speculation that arose last week is an unfortunate example of one writer incorrectly spinning a story that took on a life of its own. I agreed to visit the Amelia Island tournament (Bausch and Lomb Championships) last week after my withdrawal to offer my support to the tournament and the WTA(and will do the same in Charleston this week). During my visit, I met with sponsors and fans and participated in a media session. From the media session somehow one of the writers translated my statement that I intend to return to competitive play next month for the French Open as an “indefinite leave of absence”??? While it was great to hear from a lot of old friends that wanted to make sure I was ok, this headline was wrong. To be very clear, I am healthy, I am not on an indefinite leave of absence and I will be back on Tour next month beginning in Rome (May 12).

    I love playing tennis more and more each day and have no intentions of sitting on the sidelines and watching on TV!

    The upcoming weeks will include my visit to Charleston and the Family Circle Cup tournament for a few days this week. I’ll watch Serena play on Tues night and then back to Florida for practice and training. It will be nice to spend a little time at home and catch up on a variety of things including quality time with my friends and family and of course working on new designs for Eleven spring 09 in fact). Thank you for the support. ttyl, vee


    http://www.elevenbyvenus.com/venusnew/wpblog/index.php
     
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  15. daddy

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    ^^^ There you go. Who says media does not lie ( all the time ) ??
     
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  16. mrDamien

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    Should we welcome Venus back on tour.
     
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  17. MEAC_ALLAMERICAN

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    Where did she go? :confused:
     
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