Francesca Schiavone reveals she has overcome cancer
Former French Open winner Francesca Schiavone has shown she has successfully conquer cancer.
The 39-year-old won eight titles before retiring from 2018 and became the first woman to win a Grand Slam.
Schiavone, who hasn’t revealed the type of cancer identified, stated:”I did chemotherapy, so I fought a tough battle and today I’m still breathing.
“I’ve won this battle. And now I am back in action”
In a brief movie on Instagram, Schiavone included:”Hi everyone, upon seven-eight weeks of silence in social networking and by the world, I want to share with you what happened to me. A cancer was diagnosed to me.”
Having defeated Australia’s Samantha Stosur at the 2010 Open final, Schiavone attained a career best fourth in the world rankings in January 2011.
After that year she came close to safeguarding her title but lost to the Li Na of China in the Paris final.
After retiring after last year’s US Open, Schiavone explained:”When I was 18 years old, then I had two dreams. The first one was supposed to win Roland Garros, and the second one was supposed to develop into top 10 on earth. And I finished themso I am veryhappy, and blessed.”