Comeback Trail: Kleybanova takes U.S. Challenger title
For people who like good news, there is fresh word on Alisa Kleybanova's comeback this week. The former top-20 WTA star who is dealing with Hodgkin's lymphoma first returned to the tour after treatment in March 2012 at the Miami tournament. On Sunday she triumphed in a Challenger final in Lancaster, Penn., winning 6-3, 6-0 over American Natalie Pluskota. Pluskota had defeated fellow American Brooke Austin, a native of my hometown Indianapolis, in a semifinal encounter.)
You can follow Kleybanova's vibrant life and career via her Facebook page. Here's another take on her "no-frills" road to recovery and the elite tennis play that she formerly knew. Memo to Alisa: Everyone on Earth is in your corner.
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