Friday, July 15, 2011

Kleybanova diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma

Alisa Kleybanova, who has been off of the tour since May because of chronic lethargy, is being treated for stage 2 Hodgin's lymphoma. The Russian player, who turns 22 today, is in a hospital in Perugia, Italy. "The good news," she said, "is after I do treatment for a few more months, if I feel well, there's a chance I'll be able to play tennis again."

Kleybanova is currently ranked number 28 in the world. She reached her highest ranking, number 20, in February of this year.

Here is a letter that Alisa Kleybanova wrote today to the tennis community. Women Who Serve joins the community in wishing Alisa a fast recovery.

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