Legend Martina Navratilova Diagnosed With 2 Cancers
Martina Navratilova received bad news at the beginning of 2023, she announced on Monday that she has double throat and breast cancer against which she is preparing to fight with everything she has.
She also had a first reaction, which showed a lot of strength and optimism. “This double relapse is serious, but it is treatable. I hope for a favorable outcome. It will be miserable for a while, but I will fight with everything I have “.
The American, who was born in Czechoslovakia, had tested in November of last year after feeling a lump in her throat. The second breast cancer of Martina Navratilova, both in stage 1, was also identified by medical professionals at this time.
Fighting cancer again
It is not the first time that Martina Navratilova goes through something like this. In 2010 she had cancer before, but she was treated and got rid of it in half a year.
Martina’s manager claims that the prognosis is good, according to the doctors, and that the former great player will start treatment this month. She will begin treatment next week in New York, according to the WTA. Her great rival on the courts, who became her friend, Chris Evert, revealed in January 2022 that she had ovarian cancer. In May, she was declared in remission.
As Roger Federer, Rafa Nadal, and Novak Djokovic are the greatest players in men’s tennis. Navratilova is one of the greatest players in the history of women’s tennis, along with Chris Evert and Serena Williams. She was a particularly talented left-hander and won 59 WTA singles and doubles titles in a long career.
Martina Navratilova holds the record for Wimbledon titles, with 9 such trophies achieved between 1978 and 1990. In total, she won 18 Grand Slam titles.
She retired in 2006 at age of 50, after playing a lot of doubles in last years of her career. Basically, she retired with a mixed doubles title at the US Open, where she teamed with Bob Bryan and became the oldest player to win a Grand Slam.