Tennis stars Venus Williams and Tomas Berdych have stripped down to pose naked for a magazine photo shoot. Venus revealed intimate details about her struggles with Sjogren’s syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes white blood cells to attack a person’s moisture-producing glands.
‘At my worst point, I wasn’t able to play tennis at all,’ the 34-year-old Florida native told ESPN Magazine. Just the whole quality of my life was compromised. You are so tired it hurts. You have to accept that you’re never going to be 100 percent.’
Ms Williams is featured in the magazine’s Body Issue along with 2013 Wimbledon quarter-finalist Tomas Berdych, who posed with just a racquet and a faint smile.