Haitian-American Victoria Duval diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma Cancer

Victoria Duval was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma after three qualifying matches in Wimbledon. She had won her first career draw match before she revealed her status. She said she will have to step aside for a short while because of the illness, but she's still hoping to be back quite soon. After the first round of qualifying while in Wimbledon, the diagnosis was made but she had to continue with the competition.


Victoria Duval expressed her faith in God and told well-wishers that she will recover from and continue with her tennis game which she loves the most. She is also praying to God to give her and her family strength and everything they need in this trying moment. According to her representatives from IMG, the biopsy taken in England and the U.S. confirmed the results and therefore the diagnosis was complete.

Hodgkin's is a cancer commonly found in adolescents, but it was said that it had caught her at a very early age. According to the spokesman, Victoria has good overall health, and therefore, this cancer will be treated and she should gain full recovery in months. She will miss the 2014 Mylan World Team Tennis season. Her team, known as the Philadelphia Freedoms, will wear patches in her honor. The patches will contain her initials during the World Tennis season. Billie Jean King, owner of Freedoms, said that they are supporting Victoria in these hard times, and because she is a real fighter, the malignancy will be defeated.

Victoria Duval became a star in tennis after beating the champion Samantha Stosur, while she was only 17 years old.

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