Originally written on Tennis Grand Stand  |  Last updated 11/15/14

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 22: Alisa Kleybanova of Russia plays a forehand in her third round match against Justine Henin of Belgium during day five of the 2010 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 22, 2010 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)
Alisa Kleybanova, who has not played a match since May 2011, has been granted a wildcard into the 2012 Sony Ericson Open in Miami. There is great news in the tennis world. The WTA announced on it’s website that former top-20 player Alisa Kleybanova, who has been battling cancer, has resumed her training and will play in the Sony Ericson Open main draw as a wildcard. The tournament, located in Miami, begins on March 19th. The 22-year-old Russian announced she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma last July and has been undergoing successful treatments that finished in December. In her personal statement posted by the WTA, Kleybanova states that her doctors “are happy with [her] health” and that she is “feeling great!” Read the full statement below: Hi to all my friends and fans! It has been a long time since my last message… and now I really want to get back in touch with you and share all the great things and emotions I have! I finished my treatments in December and a couple of w...
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