Originally posted by Layla
Don't know her.
oh! Corina is Davenport's close friend and ex-doubles partner (they won Wimbledon together in 1999)!
but sadly she was diagnosed recently with cancer and has been in a hospital for months. but in July she made her return to tennis, playing doubles and singles once again. and best of all she is PERFECTLY HEALTHY!
here is an article:
Hingis, Morariu given US Open wild cards
August 16, 2002
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. - Martina Hingis was given one of eight wild-card entries into the US Open on Thursday. The 1997 champion needed the special invitation because she didn't register by the deadline last month, while she was recovering from ankle surgery in May.
Also getting a wild card was Corina Morariu, who will play in her first Grand Slam tournament since the 2001 Australian Open after being diagnosed with acute promyelocitic leukemia. Now in remission, Morariu returned to competitive play in July.
Hingis, formerly ranked No. 1, missed the French Open and Wimbledon this year, the first Grand Slam tournaments she has missed since turning pro in 1994.
On Thursday in Montreal, she'll play only her second match since the surgery against Clarisa Fernandez, who made a surprising run to the semifinals of the French. Hingis also plans to play at the Pilot Pen in New Haven, Conn., next week in order to get more match play and test her ankle.
The US Open main draw starts Aug. 26.