Kleybanova to return after cancer treatment

Former top-20 player Alisa Kleybanova says she has completed her

treatment for cancer and will play at the Sony Ericsson Open next


The 22-year-old Russian announced in July that she had

contracted Hodgkin’s lymphoma and would undergo treatment in Italy,

where she has a training base.

She said in a posting on the WTA website on Wednesday that the

”treatments were successful, my doctors are happy with my health

and I’m feeling great!”

Kleybanova, who has won two singles titles, is training in

Florida and says she has been given a wild-card entry into the Sony

Ericsson Open, which begins March 20.