Alisa Kleybanova made a heartwarming announcement today setting a return date to the WTA tour after battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma the last seven months.
Kleybanova revealed the day of her her 22nd birthday last July 15 that she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which is a cancer of the lymph nodes. But after months of treatment the Russian happily reported she’s been given the all clear to return to tennis next month.
“I finished my treatments in December and a couple of weeks ago I did my last tests in Italy,” she said. “The treatments were successful, my doctors are happy with my health and I’m feeling great!
“I have started to train and right now I’m in Florida playing tennis again!!! It was physically really hard in the beginning, but it was so emotional that I didn’t want to get off the court :) This is just amazing, I’m working out every day now and enjoying it so much more than before!
“By the way, I just got confirmed my main draw wildcard into the Miami tournament, so I will see you guys really soon!!! I don’t think I have ever been more excited :)))” she said.
A big “Welcome Back” to Kleybanova.
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