Friday, July 4, 2014

Vicky Duval diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

Victoria Duval said today that she has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma and will leave the tour for a while to undergo treatment. Duval learned of her diagnosis after she had won her first Wimbledon qualifying round. She went on to win two more qualifying rounds and also her first round main draw match against Sorana Cirstea. She lost in the second round to Belinda Bencic.

Alisa Kleybanova of Russia, who was treated for stage 2 Hodgkin's lymphona, has made a productive return to the tour. Duval's cancer was detected at a very early stage and she is expected to make a full recovery soon.


Marija said...

Diane, I actually remember Duval's big triumph last year at the US Open over Stosur, so this year's Wimbledon wasn't her first main draw match. This was my post about the victory:

Diane said...

You're right--I saw that, thought there was something wrong with it, but fell for it, anyway. Correction made!