Venus Williams Suffers Ankle + Knee Injury At Australian Open

Venus Williams Suffers Ankle + Knee Injury At Australian Open

Venus Williams Suffers Ankle + Knee Injury At Australian Open!

Tennis star Venus Williams, 40, gasped and groaned as she limped around the court at the Australian Open on an injured right ankle and left knee. Read on for details about Venus Williams Injury…


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A post shared by Venus Williams (@venuswilliams) reports that Serena Williams sister Venus Williams refused to concede to the pain, declined to stop playing and toughed it out at the Australian Open.

According to Click2Houston, Venus Williams saw the second-round match through to the end, no matter how compromised her body was after two medical timeouts, no matter how non-existent her chance of victory was.

After getting hurt heading to the net for a volley while down 5-1 in the opening set of a second-round match Wednesday, Williams would not — could not, in all likelihood — win another game at Melbourne Park and was eliminated by Sara Errani of Italy.

The final score was 6-1, 6-0.

Errani said:

I thought she would retire because she wasn’t running. She was walking badly. … I was worrying about her more than thinking about how I should play ay enough is enough.’ I was thinking, ‘Who knows? Maybe at a certain point, she’ll say enough is enough.’ But instead, she continued right up until the end.”

There was no quit in Williams – there hasn’t been for years for someone who has played while dealing with Sjogren’s syndrome, an energy-sapping autoimmune disease that can cause joint pain.

Venus posted this message on her social media:

Challenge comes and goes, and there will be another, I say bring it on! The roots that grow underground are as big as the tree That you see, if not, it will fall down! @311

Errani was in control of the match when Williams twisted her right ankle and landed awkwardly on her left leg, which already was bandaged with athletic tape and buckled.

It looked as if Venus could not put much weight on either, and she tried leaning on her racket as though it were a cane.