Victoria Duval Fights Cancer


Today on her Facebook page Victoria Duval announced that she will sadly have to take a break from tennis competition because she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Here is her message:

“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. I intend to put up my best fight and have a full recovery. I picture myself healthy, stronger and competing again soon with even more appreciation for the game I so love. I am grateful in advance to my fans and friends for their support and positive thoughts while I will undergo my treatment and fight this battle”.

Victoria Duval is a young Haitian American tennis player After qualifying for her first US Open last year, Duval won her first-round match by a score of 5–7, 6–4, 6–4 against Top 15 player and the 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur in what was a major upset. In the second round Duval lost to Daniela Hantuchova 2–6, 3–6. This year at Wimbledon, she won all three qualifying matches and defeated Sorana Cirstea in 3 sets in the first round. She lost to fellow rising star Belinda Bencic in the second round.

The entire team of Ayibopost wish her a speedy recovery and our positive thoughts are with her and her family. Stay strong Vicky! We’re sure you will beat cancer!

The Ayibopost Team


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