Tennis-Former British number one Baltacha battling cancer
LONDON, March 7
LONDON, March 7 (Reuters) - Former British number one Elena Baltacha has been diagnosed with liver cancer, the Scot said on Friday.
"I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. I'm currently undergoing treatment and fighting this illness with everything I have," Baltacha, 30, said in a Lawn Tennis Association statement.
Baltacha, once ranked in the world's top 50, announced her retirement from competitive tennis in November.
"Obviously this is a tough time for Bally, (husband) Nino and her family but she is a such a determined, upbeat person and everyone around her is staying positive as well," Britain's Federation Cup captain Judy Murray said.
"I know she'll be really grateful for all the support that she's getting." (Writing by Justin Palmer, editing by Ed Osmond)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Pro-independence Scots narrow gap to victory ahead of vote - poll
- UK's fate in the balance as poll shows record support for Scottish independence
- Kremlin adviser says military strategy to reflect Ukraine crisis, NATO expansion - RIA
- Europe drafts emergency energy plan with eye on Russia gas shut-down
- Low-carb diets may beat low-fat options for weight loss, heart health