Morariu diagnosed with leukemia
MIAMI (AP) -- Corina Morariu, who won the women's doubles at Wimbledon in 1999 and the mixed doubles at this year's Australian Open, has been diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and is being treated in Florida.
"Corina is a very hard worker and optimistic," said her agent, David Egdes of IMG. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Corina and her family, and we all wish for a speedy recovery."
Egdes said it was not immediately clear how long Morariu has had leukemia, but a release issued Monday by IMG said she had to withdraw last week from the German Open in Berlin, and returned to Florida for a physical exam.
"Shortly thereafter, she was diagnosed with Acute Promyelocytic Leukemia and is currently undergoing IV and oral chemotherapy treatments," the statement read. "Both her father and brother are physicians in Florida, and are working with specialists to treat this rare form of cancer."
Morariu, 23, of Boca Raton, Florida, was being treated at an undisclosed hospital in Florida, according to IMG. Her husband and coach, Andrew Turcinovich, was with her.
Morariu turned pro in 1997. She won the 1999 Wimbledon doubles title with Lindsay Davenport and the 2001 Australian Open mixed doubles title with Ellis Ferreira. In all, Morariu has won 12 WTA Tour doubles titles.
She also won the 1999 Bol Ladies Open singles title on the WTA Tour.