Venus Williams and Sjogren's syndrome

<a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="PESPT007981" title="Venus Williams" href="/topic/sports/tennis/venus-williams-PESPT007981.topic">Venus Williams</a> competes during the first round of the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVSPR000069" title="U.S. Open (tennis)" href="/topic/sports/tennis/u.s.-open-%28tennis%29-EVSPR000069.topic">U.S. Open</a> tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been diagnosed with <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="HEDAI00000101" title="Sjogren's Syndrome (INACTIVE)" href="/topic/health/diseases-illnesses/sjogrens-syndrome-%28inactive%29-HEDAI00000101.topic">Sjogren's syndrome</a>, an autoimmune disease that affects moisture-producing glands.

( Charles Krupa / Associated Press / August 28, 2011 )

Venus Williams competes during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Williams has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that affects moisture-producing glands.

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