“This double whammy is serious, but it can still be fixed. I’m hoping for a favorable outcome. It’s going to be tough for a while, but I’ll fight with everything I’ve got.”Navratilova expressed through a statement that was covered by the world’s media.
Navratilova, 66 years old, will face a new battle against this disease. In 2010, she recovered from another breast cancer with radiation treatment.
Mary Greenham, representative of the former world number one, added that cancers are in their early stages “with excellent results” before medical treatment.
The nine-time Wimbledon winner will not cover the Australian Open this time, which will begin on January 16, in her role as a commentator, but could do so sporadically through the Zoom platform, according to her agent.
Navratilova, who retired in 2006, was born in the Czech Republic and has adopted US citizenship since 1975. Among her achievements are 18 Grand Slam titles: Australia (1981, 1983, 1985); Roland Garros (1982, 1984); Wimbledon (1978, 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1990) and the United States (1983, 1984, 1986, 1987).
In addition, he is part of the select group of tennis players who won the four Grand Slams in singles, doubles and mixed, along with Margaret Smith Court and Doris Hart. So far, no man has accomplished such a feat.
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