Tennis: the shock announcement of the Italian captain Tathiana Garbin, “I have a rare tumor”


By John

“Today, I would like to share with all of you an important part of my life journey. It is with serenity and confidence that I announce that in October I underwent surgery to treat a rare tumor.” On the most important day of her career as captain of Italy, Tathiana Garbin makes public – with a statement to ANSA – her health conditions, which have aroused so much emotional involvement in recent days among the Italian players.

“A heartfelt thank you also goes to my Federation, which supported me with extraordinary solidarity and sensitivity and gave me full support. The one in Seville was a very important event for me, which I absolutely did not want to miss despite it being very close to the operation : the Federation has shown full trust in me – concludes Garbin – There is nothing that makes me more proud than representing the colors of Italy. The love for this shirt, for this sport, for my girls has allowed me to recover quickly find the energy to sit on the bench and not lack my support. I can’t help but thank my BJ King Cup girls, who have shown me incredible affection and support. Their presence and support have been a beacon of positivity in these difficult days.
However, I would like to inform you that I will have to undergo a second surgery, as per the treatment plan planned by the doctors. Thanks to the rapid recovery I experienced, I am optimistic about my ability to return to the field.”