66-Year-Old ‘Fighter’ Martina Navratilova Raring to Go for Treatment as She Makes Heartening Vow to Her Colleagues

Published 01/18/2023, 9:11 AM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – MAY 19: Martina Navratilova of the United States smiles during the mixed doubles match between John McEnroe of the United States and his partner Kim Clijsters of Belgium and Martina Navratilova of the United States and Jamie Murray of Great Britain during the Wimbledon No. 1 Court Celebration in support of the Wimbledon Foundation at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on May 19, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dan Istitene/Getty Images)

Former American tennis star Martina Navratilova is not covering the Australian Open this year. Earlier this year the American revealed that she is not going to attend the Australian Open after the diagnosis of throat and breast cancer.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion was an important part of the Tennis Channel’s commentary panel. While she can’t make it to the studio this time, the 65-year-old interacted with her colleagues on a video call. Navratilova also provided an update about her health.

Martina Navratilova provides an update about her health

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Tennis legend Martina Navratilova is going through a tough phase in her life right now. The 66-year-old is currently under the treatment for throat and breast cancer. While the situation is tense, the 66-year-old had a bright smile on her face.

Interacting with the Tennis Channel, the 18-time Grand Slam champion also gave an update on her treatment. Here’s what she said. “Yeah, ready to go, ready to get on with the treatment. I have had two surgeries and four biopsies, radiation, and chemo are awaiting, but I am ready to go.”

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Apart from being a legendary tennis player, Navratilova is also an important tennis commentator and analyst. We hope to see her back in full health soon.

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Navratilova’s fans are concerned after the recent health scare of their favorite tennis star. Back in 2010, Navratilova overcame breast cancer and this time again we hope she successfully defeats the deadly disease.

As the cancer is still in the first stage, the hopes are high for her recovery. It’s a scary situation but the tennis star kept her smile and spent some quality time with her wife and pet dog.

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Navratilova has been a fighter throughout her career. It’s another battle and we hope she comes out victorious.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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