Venus Out at Wimbledon

    US player Venus Williams stretches to reach the ball during her first round women's singles defeat to Russia's Elena Vesnina on the first day of the 2012 Wimbledon Championships tennis tournament at the All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on June 25, 2012. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA   RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Well, it’s not a comeback if it doesn’t come with some struggle. Five-time Wimbledon champion Venus Williams was knocked out of the tournament in the first round, losing 6–1, 6–3. Williams, who’s been fighting Sjogren’s syndrome—a disease that sucks the energy out of a person—hasn’t been able to practice as much as usual. The 32-year-old said that she did her best, and that she still feels like a “great player.”

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