Rising tennis star finishes treatment for Hodgkin's lymphoma


Young Russian tennis player Alisa Kleybanova has begun to train again after a diagnosis of Hodgkin's lymphoma briefly derailed her career.

The 22 year old Kleybanova was diagnosed with Hodgkin's in May of 2011. She underwent a protocol including combination chemotherapy, finishing her last treatment in December. Her most recent follow-up suggests they have been successful.

"More than anything, I've missed the competition,” she wrote at the WTA website. "For me the best part of tennis is the competition and I'm really looking forward to my comeback.”

Kleybanova has fourth round exits from both the Australian Open and Wimbledon, along with a pair of WTA Tour singles titles. She intends to make her return to the tennis circuit at a WTA tournament in March.

Source: Reuters

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