Wimbledon: Having reached the second round of Wimbledon as a qualifier, 18-year-old American Victoria Duval will make her debut in the top 100 of the WTA rankings Monday, the next step in what has been a steady climb up the rankings.
On Friday afternoon, however, she released an unsettling statement through her management company, IMG.
"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," Duval said. "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."