Tennis player Victoria Duval diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma cancer

Victoria Duval

American tennis player Victoria Duval, who lost in the second round at Wimbledon last week, has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma and will undergo immediate treatment for the cancer.

The player’s management team said today that the 18-year-old was diagnosed after a biopsy was taken in England before Wimbledon and further tests in the United States confirmed the results.

The statement said Hodgkin’s, the most common form of cancer in adolescents, ‘was caught in a very early stage.’

It says Duval ‘will undergo treatment right away and due to her overall good health and isolation of the cancer, the prognosis is a full recovery in a few months.’

Duval said in a statement: ‘It is with a heavy heart that I will have to step away from tennis competition for a short period after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

‘I received the news after my first round of qualifying at Wimbledon but decided to continue to compete. Being on court provided me with much comfort.

‘I have complete faith that God will assist me and my family with all that we need, to achieve victory and become stronger from this journey.

Read more at The DailyMail Online.

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