The news that Vicky Duval had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma couldn't have come at a more unfortunate time - she had just qualified and reached the second round of Wimbledon, and after the tournament she broke the Top 100 for the first time. But the WTA Rising Star is fighting through it and the prognosis is good. And you sent in your messages of support - here's just 30 of them...
I pray that you will be able to overcome this and look forward to seeing you on the court again soon.
Lots of love.
You will win this battle Vicky and we are all standing behind you. We will miss you so at this year's US Open and remember your win over Stosur last year. See you back on court in a few months and know you will again rise even further as the star that you are!!
Good luck and Godspeed!
A million "get well" wishes for you during your treatment and recovery. I KNOW you are as strong as your faith.
Kay (your fan in Germany)
I was very sorry to hear the news at Wimbledon, I hope everything will be okay. Take care With your health and will see you soon on the court.
You inspire me to always push beyond my perceived limits and give 100%. I know you will fight through with your trademark dedication and smile.
Vicky, my prayers are with you and your family. Stay strong. Hope to see you again real soon.
Rejoice and continue showing your beautiful smile!!! We love you Victoria!!
We could not have been more stunned with news like this. Here's wishing you all the very best and God's Blessings through the next couple of weeks. We'll see you soon so chin up and do what you do best.... FIGHT!!
Your fans in NC!
As we say in Jewish life, may you have a complete healing.
Bob and Judith
Wishing you a full recovery, Vicky. My family and I will be praying for you and your family.
Keep the faith Vicky! Stay strong. You'll look back at this day when you'll one day be ranked world number one!
Zambia is with you Vicky!!! God will heal you. #lovefromAfrica.
Fight like a champion, Vicky! You can beat this for sure.
My heart is heavy and will pray for your full recovery. I look forward to seeing you playing tennis again.
You go girl... keep up the fight... positive thoughts and you will be stronger for it.
All the best.
Best wishes to The Pride of Haiti. You will be back!
We wish u the very best in your fight against this terrible disease! We will pray for you endlessly! We want to see you fighting on the tennis court soon! All the best!
From Zola, Thabiso, Lebo, Nando, Vuyi, Ku and Tebogo.
Durban, South Africa
Good luck in your fight! Just remember "the power within"!!!
Hi Vicky. Be strong we are sending you good energy. God bless you.
Vicky, your story up to this point has been nothing but inspirational! I know this is just another chapter in a overall remarkable journey! God Bless you and praying for a speedy recovery! See you back on the courts soon!
You can fight this, God bless and good luck.
I have followed and supported your tennis career for some time now and I will continue to support you through this disease.
I am sure you will face your cancer journey head on. You will soon be back to full health and fitness. God bless... keep fighting for your dreams.
You are a strong and courageous young lady who has gone through so much in life. We are sorry that you have to be put through this but always remember that all of us are with you during this difficult time and you have all our love and support. We are sure you will pull through stronger than ever and we can't wait to hear the news of your full recovery.
Lots of love and prayers,
I wish you to win the most important match of your life. God bless you. Be strong.
Midhat from Bosnia and Herzegovina
Fight the good fight and stay positive. Perseverance pays off in the end, you will overcome this challenge. You have the love and support of family, friends and tennis fans around the world!
Take care & looking forward to seeing you back on court soon!
Durban, South Africa
I wish you all the strength in the World to win the game, set and match against this ugly opponent! You can do it and you will do it! You will be in my thoughts.
Sending you lots of positive thoughts,
Vicky! What an amazing competitor you are. I have no doubt you will make a full recovery and will be smashing the tour once again.
Never forget your blessings as you battle this disease. Life has its share of setbacks and challenges, but in the end that's what makes it all worthwhile. You are strong in body and spirit and there are many of us who support and pray for you and your triumph over this obstacle. Stay strong and focused. I can hardly wait for your return to the sport, once you put this all behind you. Godspeed.
Best wishes Vicky, you are gonna pull through this and come back in better form. You're always a winner...
Kini, Calabar, West Africa