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Martina Navratilova talks about her breast cancer battle

Tennis star Martina Navratilova may be best known for her athletic prowess, but the 53-year-old has been chatting about another important aspect of her life recently - surviving breast cancer.

The tennis star, who was just diagnosed with the disease in April of this year, recently spoke with CNN.com and gave them the details about her diagnosis and wellbeing.

"I heard on February 24, which is kind of my 9/11. You don't forget the day when your life is completely changed forever," she told the news source.

Soon after learning she had the disease, Navratilova underwent a lumpectomy. Although the energetic woman did not have to endure chemotherapy treatments, she was ordered to undergo six weeks of radiation.

After competing in Wimbledon, Navratilova is finally ready to enjoy some down-time.

"Now I am happy that I sort of get to rest and take care of myself. I haven't really had a chance to cry," she told the news outlet.

Navratilova isn't the first high-profile athlete to survive breast cancer. In fact, ice skater and Olympic gold medalist Peggy Fleming beat the disease in 1998.ADNFCR-2795-ID-19922189-ADNFCR
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