NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis nice Martina Navratilova mentioned Monday that she has been identified with throat most cancers and breast most cancers.
In an announcement launched by her consultant, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame mentioned her prognosis is nice and she is going to begin therapy this month.
“This double whammy is critical however nonetheless fixable, and I’m hoping for a good consequence,” the 66-year-old Navratilova mentioned. “It’s going to stink for some time however I’ll combat with all have I acquired.”
She mentioned she observed an enlarged lymph node in her neck whereas attending the season-ending WTA Finals in Fort Value, Texas, in November, and a biopsy confirmed early stage throat most cancers. Whereas Navratilova was present process checks on her throat, she mentioned, the unrelated breast most cancers was found.
Navratilova was identified with a noninvasive type of breast most cancers in 2010 and had a lumpectomy.
She received 59 Grand Slam titles total, together with 31 in girls’s doubles and 10 in blended doubles. The final was a blended doubles championship with Bob Bryan on the 2006 U.S. Open, a month shy of her fiftieth birthday.
Navratilova initially retired in 1994, after a report 167 singles titles and 331 weeks at No. 1 within the WTA rankings. She returned to the tour to play doubles in 2000 and infrequently competed in singles, too.
Navratilova was inducted into the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame in 2000. She has labored as a TV analyst in recent times.
The assertion issued Monday mentioned Navratilova wouldn’t be a daily a part of Tennis Channel’s protection of the Australian Open later this month “however hopes to have the ability to take part every now and then” through video convention.
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