U.S. Tennis Player Victoria Duval Withdraws from Competition After Cancer Diagnosis
U.S. Tennis Player Victoria Duval Withdraws from Competition After Cancer Diagnosis (Credit: Wikipedia)

U.S. tennis player Victoria Duval, 18, said she will withdraw from tennis to seek treatment after she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. This comes after she won her first career match draw at Wimbledon last week.

Duval said in a statement, “It is with a heavy heart that I will have to step away from tennis competition for a short period after being diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

“I received the news after my first round of qualifying at Wimbledon but decided to continue to compete. Being on court provided me with much comfort,” Duval said.

Victorial Duval’s representatives said the cancer, which was diagnosed after a biopsy was taken in England before the tournament, was caught in the early stages and her prognosis for was for full recovery.

Victoria Duval, who is 114th ranked, beat Sorana Cirstea of Romania in her first-round match at Wimbledon.