Originally written November 21, 2013 on Tennis Panorama :
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Alisa Kleybanova (November 21, 2013) The WTA has named Alisa Kleybanova Comeback Player Of The Year and Simona Halep as Most Improved Player Of The Year. Alisa Kleybanova overcame Hodgkin’s lymphoma to make it back to the tour. The Russian had broken into the top 20 in 2011 and two months after missing tournament due to illness she announced on her birthday on July 15, 2011, her 22nd birthday, she announced that shehad been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “I know things are always going to be up and down. I’m not expecting to win everything and come back to the Top 20 so quickly. But I’m ready for the journey,” Kleybanova said during the Fed Cup final. “I’m really happy to be back. I’ve been through enough tough things already. I’m feeling great physically now, I know what I need to work on, and I got my ranking up pretty quickly already this year. “I just have to stay positive about things, have a nice off-season, train hard, stay healthy, stay away from injuries, and just have ...
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