NEW YORK — Tennis nice Martina Navratilova stated Monday that she has been recognized with throat most cancers and breast most cancers.
In a press release launched by her consultant, the 18-time Grand Slam singles champion and member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame stated her prognosis is nice and she is going to begin therapy this month.
“This double whammy is serious but still fixable, and I’m hoping for a favorable outcome,” the 66-year-old Navratilova stated. “It’s going to stink for a while but I’ll fight with all have I got.”
She stated she seen 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 assessments on her throat, she stated, the unrelated breast most cancers was found.
Navratilova was recognized 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 ladies’s doubles and 10 in combined doubles. The final was a combined 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 document 167 singles titles and 331 weeks at No. 1 within the WTA rankings. She returned to the tour to play doubles in 2000 and sometimes 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 stated Navratilova wouldn’t be an everyday a part of Tennis Channel’s protection of the Australian Open later this month “but hopes to be able to join in from time to time” through video convention.