004 | Vicky Duval: From Cancer to Comeback

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Imagine breaking into the top 100 on the WTA, qualifying for Wimbledon and finding out you have cancer, all in the same week. In 2014, that is exactly what Vicky Duval had to deal with. She has an enormous amount of strength and the biggest heart and we got to chat with her about all of the ups and downs she has gone through in her life. And she is only 23 years old. And this week, she will be competing in the 2019 US Open Qualifying draw in New York! Take a closer listen to find out how she navigates good and bad days, how she deals with the haters, what the best thing someone has said to her at the net and what makes this Tennis Warehouse sponsored player tick on and off the court! Follow Vicky:Instagram: www.instagram.com/vicky_duval95Twitter: www.twitter.com/vicky_duval95 Shop Vicky's Gear: https://indi.com/vickyduval/shoppingRacquet: https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Head_Graphene_Touch_Radical_MP/descpageRCHEAD-HGTRMP.htmlShoes: https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Asics_Tennis_Shoes/catpage-MSASICS.htmlApparel: https://www.tennis-warehouse.com/Asics_Womens_Tennis_Apparel/catpage-WAASICS.html Have any questions?! Want to continue the conversation?! Email us: podcast@tennis-warehouse.com Subscribe, rate and review & let us know who you want to hear on the next episode! And submit your questions so we can answer them next week! Happy Hitting!

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movdqa

G.O.A.T.
There are a lot of older tennis players on the TW forums and we don't necessarily get to listen to the younger generations. It's nice to listen to someone with a lot of energy and such a positive outlook on life despite the hardships that she has faced. Cancer is tough at any age and you don't necessarily know whether or not you will make it before or during treatment.

Michelle did an excellent job with the questions in the interview. She asked about the important areas and the areas that many would like to know about going through cancer.
 

Azure

Legend
She is AMAZING! Absolutely adore her!

Michelle, TW
Michelle, can I ask if you already have talked to her before the podcast? The reason I ask this is that she spoke so freely about everything and with so much courage that it would have been possible only if you had made her super comfortable. Great job with the interview.
 

TW Staff

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Michelle, can I ask if you already have talked to her before the podcast? The reason I ask this is that she spoke so freely about everything and with so much courage that it would have been possible only if you had made her super comfortable. Great job with the interview.
@Azure,

Great question! I had texted a bit with her before this chat, but we had never connected in that way. We have mutual friends that always talked highly of each other and as I mention in the episode, she's always been a player I root for and want to see do well.

Fun fact -- that interview was actually 90 minutes long! The two of us instantly bonded and had great chemistry which I think you guys can hear. We have since become great friends and talk frequently about all of the life things (tennis included). She is an amazing human being and I literally have listened to that episode so many times and it never gets old. Any time I'm feeling down, hearing her laugh and her perspective helps me shift my mind set!

Thanks for checking it out and listening! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it as much as I did :)

Michelle, TW
 

mad dog1

G.O.A.T.
@Azure,

Great question! I had texted a bit with her before this chat, but we had never connected in that way. We have mutual friends that always talked highly of each other and as I mention in the episode, she's always been a player I root for and want to see do well.

Fun fact -- that interview was actually 90 minutes long! The two of us instantly bonded and had great chemistry which I think you guys can hear. We have since become great friends and talk frequently about all of the life things (tennis included). She is an amazing human being and I literally have listened to that episode so many times and it never gets old. Any time I'm feeling down, hearing her laugh and her perspective helps me shift my mind set!

Thanks for checking it out and listening! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it as much as I did :)

Michelle, TW
Likes are back!!!!!
 
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