Category Archives: Alisa Kleybanova

The Ova’s Take Over

Just out of curiosity I had a look at the WTA rankings today to have a look at how many players with ‘ova’ as the last three letters of their surnameĀ  were in the top 100. There were 19 – and that’s not even counting Barbora Zahlavova Strycova twice! That means almost one in every five players in the top 100 is an Ova!

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Alisa Kleybanova Talks About Health Problems

After pulling out of the French Open, Alisa Kleybanova has spoken to media about her current treatment for Hogkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer.

To hear the 22 year old talking positively about the outcome of her treatment click here.

Kleybanova Reveals Cancer Fight

Having just celebrated her 22nd birthday, world number 28 Alisa Kleybanova has revealed she is fighting cancer. Kleybanova has been absent from the WTA for some time now and has released a statement explaining her absence.

“It’s my birthday today and I want to thank all of you for the wonderful messages. I haven’t written anything for a long time about why I haven’t been on tour, so that’s why I’m writing this today. It’s not an easy time for me right now. I’ve been a bit unlucky with my health. I have Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer. Read more »

Strong Is Beautiful: Kirilenko, Jankovic, Kvitova, Lisicki, Pennetta And Rezai

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What Happened Today?

- Sam Stosur defeated Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez 6-3, 7-6 in their Indian Wells quarterfinal match up.

- Jelena Jankovic beat Alisa Kleybanova, who seemed to crack at the end of the second set after working her way back into the match. Kleybanova seemed to throw her head into the movement of some shots, the same way she did when I watched her at the Medibank International in Sydney. Every time she flicks her head the ball goes out. She lost 6-4, 6-4. Read more »

Seeds Crumble In Indian Wells

It wasn’t a good day for the seeds at Indian Wells today. While some only just survived, like Novak Djokovic, others fell by the wayside.

It reads like a casualties list: Read more »

Justine Henin and Elena Dementieva Do Battle. Justine Survives

Justine Henin was always going to be the dangerous wild card floating in the women’s draw. Elena Dementieva (WTA rank 5) was on the receiving end of Henin’s comeback in round two of the Australian Open this evening. The two women battled for just under 3 hours with Henin eventually prevailing 7-5, 7-6. Read more »