Published: 14:14, March 21, 2023 | Updated: 14:54, March 21, 2023
Tennis icon Navratilova says she is free of cancer
By Reuters

Former tennis champion Martina Navratilova sits in the Royal box to watch the women's singles final on the twelfth day of the 2021 Wimbledon Championships at The All England Tennis Club in Wimbledon, southwest London, on July 10, 2021. (PHOTO / AFP)

Tennis great Martina Navratilova said she is cancer-free nearly four months after announcing she had been diagnosed with throat and breast cancer.

The Czech–American, who won a total of 59 Grand Slam titles across singles and doubles and is considered among one the greatest players of all time, had said in January that the cancer was in Stage 1.

"As far as they know I'm cancer-free," the 66-year-old told Piers Morgan for TalkTV in an excerpt of an interview to be released later on Tuesday.

"I still need to do the right breast probably with radiation but only for a couple of weeks and that's more preventative than anything else."

The cancer was discovered in November last year.

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Navratilova was previously diagnosed with breast cancer in 2010 and recovered.