A month and a half ago, news leaked that Alisa Kleybanova finished her chemo/radiation therapy and that she was planning to resume training in February, while a comeback during the claycourt season was stated as a possibility. Matt Cronin is now informing us on Tennis.com that Kleybanova has started her off-court training and if she passes one more major medical test, she will take up training on the tennis courts. In case the Russian doesn't pass the test, she will come to the United States to train in the warm weather.
The 22-year-old Kleybanova was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in the summer of 2011.
Alisa, Women's Tennis Blog wishes you a full recovery and successful return to tennis! (photo: © Neal Trousdale)