KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) No. 2-seeded Li Na reached the third round of the Sony Open when Alisa Kleybanova withdrew Friday because of a viral illness.
Venus Williams is not playing the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells CA but her tennis fashion line EleVen is, and all on one court yesterday. Alisa Kleybanova (below) of Russia took on Victoria Duval of the US (above) in the tourney's first WTA round.
Klebanova took the match but both looked great in Venus' summery watercolor inspired florals. Ahh summer. It's been too long.
(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...
Alisa Kleybanova of Russia won her first Grand Slam match since being treated for cancer, beating 44th-ranked Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 Monday at the US Open.
The 24-year-old Kleybanova was ranked as high as 20th, but after missing much of the past two seasons because of her illness is now 363rd. She entered the main draw at Flushing Meadows thanks to the WTA'...
(August 26, 2013) FLUSHING MEADOWS, NY – Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s a win-win situation for Alisa Kleybanova. On Monday, the Russian who is playing her first major since the 2011 Australian Open battled past No 44 Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6-4, 3-6, 7-5. In the spring of 2011 Kleybanova was […]
Alisa Kleybanova could be forgiven for simply being happy to be here, as the old sports cliche goes.
Happy to be rid of cancer. Happy to be playing tennis. Happy to be at a major tournament for the first time in 2 1/2 years.
When she sets foot on Court 7 against Monica Puig at the U.S. Open on Monday, Kleybanova will be competing in a Grand Slam match for the first time since the...
Alisa Kleybanova of Russia won the first match she's played since being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma last May at the Sony Ericsson Open on Tuesday.
The 248th-ranked Kleybanova, who received a wild card into the tournament, dropped the first set to Johanna Larsson of Sweden before rebounding to secure a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2.
It had been 10 months since the 22-year-old Kleybanova...
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March 20, 2012
The 2012 Sony Ericsson Open has extended a main draw wildcard to WTA former World No. 20 Alisa Kleybanova.
The 22-year-old Russian was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphona in May 2011 and was forced to withdraw from the season’s remaining tournaments to undergo treatment. Before she was compelled to step away from the game, Kleybanova was a rising star on the WTA tour. She collected...
Former top-20 player Alisa Kleybanova says she has completed her treatment for cancer and will play at the Sony Ericsson Open next month.
The 22-year-old Russian announced in July that she had contracted Hodgkin's lymphoma and would undergo treatment in Italy, where she has a training base.
She said in a posting on the WTA website on Wednesday that the ''treatments...
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February 29, 2012
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Alisa Kleybanova of Russia celebrates her victory against Shahar Peer of Israel during their Madrid Open tennis match May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Juan Medina (SPAIN – Tags: SPORT TENNIS)
Alisa Kleybanova has been off the WTA tour since May 2011, when she was ranked at No. 28. On July 15, the day she turned 22 years of age, the Russian shared very sad news about her health. She...