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REPORT: NAVRATILOVA HAS BREAST CANCER

People Magazine is reporting that tennis Hall of Famer Martina Navratilova has been diagnosed with breast cancer, but her prognosis is said to be excellent.

The story: linked here: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20358261,00.html reports that the nine-time Wimbledon champion cried when she was diagnosed last February. Navratilova recently competed in the Hit for Haiti fundraiser in Indian Wells, Calif., last month along with Lindsay Davenport and Justine Henin.

The People.com report says Navratilova had a lumpectomy and will begin six weeks of radiation therapy next month. It added that the nine-time Wimbledon women’s singles champion was diagnosed with a noninvasive form of breast cancer called ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS.

AUSOPEN 2010: HIT FOR HAITI CHARITY FUNDRAISER

Tragedy has fallen upon Haiti and as the world united to organise rescue missions to help victims , the Australian Open organised a fundraiser for the victims of this great tragedy.

An array of stars play a charity match on a packed Rod Laver Arena to raise funds for victims of the Haiti earthquake. Stars like Andy Roddick, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams all played to help those who were victim of the earthquake that struck Haiti.

ISNER, BAGHDATIS NET TITLES

Six-foot-nine inch John Isner fought off match point to win first ATP title beating five-foot-eight-inch Arnaud Clement 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (2) in the final of Heineken Open in Auckland. The 24-year-old Isner saved match point at 5-6 in the third set on serve and won the tie-break convincingly 7-2. After the final, the former University of Georgia All-American announced he would be donating $5,000 of his winner’s check to the Red Cross in its efforts to assist those affected by the recent earthquake in Haiti.

In Sydney, Marcos Baghdatis came back from a break down in the second set to overcome Richard Gasquet 6-4 7-6 in the rain-interrupted final. The Cypriot led 2:0 in the tie-break but served two consecutive double faults and lost seven straight points in all. Baghdatis won his fourth title in career and 15 out of last 16 matches, counting his triumph in Tashkent Challenger last year. “I felt great,” he said. “It’s my brother’s birthday, and I wanted to win for him also….So I’m very happy that I won today and can dedicate this win to him.”