Former French Open champion Schiavone says she has overcome cancer

Francesca Schiavone

Former French Open champion Francesca Schiavone has been given the all-clear following a “tough battle” with cancer, the 39-year-old Italian has said.

The 2010 Roland Garros champion did not provide any further details about the nature of her cancer diagnosis but said she was back in action following chemotherapy.

“A cancer had been diagnosed to me. I did chemotherapy, I fought a tough battle and now I am still breathing. I have won this fight. And now I am back in action.”

She won eight singles titles during her career.

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