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French Open 2012: Venus Williams Eliminated, Joins Serena On Sidelines

Only a day removed from the surprising first round upset of her sister Serena, Venus Williams was eliminated in the second round of the 2012 French Open when she lost to No. 3 seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland in two sets, 6-2, 6-3.

This loss is far less surprising than Serena's as Venus is no longer the player she used to be considering she is a 31-year old athlete learning to battle through Sjogren's syndrome, an autoimmune disease that can cause fatiuge and joint pain. Not to mention that Serena is ranked 53rd in the world now, compared to the top-three rank of Radwanska.

Courtesy of the Huffington Post:

"I don't know if I ever asked myself, 'Why me?' I mean, obviously it's frustrating at times. I don't know if there's anything mental more I can do at this point, but there's a lot of stages to go through with this kind of thing," said Williams, whose fastest-in-the-game serve was broken five times Wednesday. "There's a lot of people who have it a lot worse than I do. I'm still playing a professional sport, so I have to be very positive. And I'm going to have ups and downs. I haven't gotten to the 'Why me?' yet. I hope I never get to the 'Why me?' I'm not allowed to feel sorry for myself."

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