Martina Navratilova announces being suffering from double cancer

The former American tennis champion, world number 1 between 1978 and 1987, said on Monday, January 2, that she has throat and breast cancer.


After defeating a first breast cancer, which appeared in 2010, the legend of Tennis Martina Navratilova is again confronted with the disease. Monday, January 2, the American, world number 1 for three hundred and thirty-two weeks between 1978 and 1987, announced that it has double throat and breast cancer. “I hope a favorable outcome, explains the former player, aged 66. It will be complicated for a while, but I’m going to fight with everything I have.”

cited by the association of tennis players (WTA, the body that governs the female circuit), Martina Navratilova is optimistic, assuring that “this double disease is serious, but [that] it can be treated” . It was by performing tests in November after she discovered a ball in her throat, that the doctors diagnosed her throat cancer as well as her second breast cancer, the two of stadium 1.

Born in Czechoslovakia, which became an American citizen in 1981, Martina Navratilova won fifty-nine titles of the Grand Chelem (eighteen in simple, thirty-one in double ladies and ten in double mixed). Her big rival on the courts and now friend Chris Evert had also revealed to have cancer (ovaries) in January 2022. In May, she was declared in remission. Martina Navratilova has announced that she would start treatments against her two cancers next week in New York.

/Media reports cited above.