Kick-ass tennis player Francesca Schiavone, the first Italian women to win a Grand Slam event in singles, revealed on Friday that she had been diagnosed with breast cancer — and had “won the fight.”
Schiavone, winner of the 2010 French Open, wrote in a Twitter post that she was ready to go public with her diagnosis, “Hi everyone, upon 7-8 of silence from social media and from the world, I wish to share with you what happened to me. A cancer had been diagnosed to me.”Read More
“HI everyone, upon 7-8 of silence from social media and from the world, I wish to share with you what happened to me. A cancer had been diagnosed to me. I did chemotherapy, I fought a though battle and now I am still breathing. I have won this fight. And now I am back in action”. pic.twitter.com/DyafTTcHBX
— Francesca Schiavone (@Schiavone_Fra) December 13, 2019
In the accompanying video, Schiavone brimmed with pride. “I’m really happy of who I am today,” she said.
She told told the world what happened in the past seven months. “They diagnosed me with a malignant tumor, it was the toughest battle I ever faced in my life,” she said.
“But the best thing about it is that I have managed to win this battle. And when they told me a few days ago, I exploded with happiness and I still live with happiness today, I can cut it with a knife.”
She also said she’s ready to take on all the things she’s always wanted to do. “I’m ready with my heart and my mind to start new projects I had planned, but I never got round to. So we’ll see each other really soon.”