Throughout her career, Venus Williams has been critical to changing the face of tennis and opening the sport to a new audience. She's won 7 singles grand slam titles, 13 doubles grand slam titles, 4 Olympic gold medals and has finished within the top 30 practically every year she's been a pro!
Still, Venus saw a decline in performance starting in 2011 when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Sjögren's Syndrome. Since then, everyone says that Venus should retire - I took to Twitter to share 3 reasons she shouldn't:
Let's not forget that Venus is 34 - which is "ancient" to still be a pro tennis player! Today, Venus looks to face her sister, Serena, for the 25th time in the semifinals at Rodgers Cup. It's great to see Venus playing well again and I wish her the best of luck for closing out a positive 2014 season! #Venus Williams #WilliamsSisters