NEW YORK - Cancer survivor Alisa Kleybanova enjoyed a winning return to Grand Slam tennis at the US Open, but pleaded with fans not to pity her after her courageous battle for survival. The 24-year-old Russian was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphona in 2011, an illness which forced her off tour until May this year. Kleybanova, who once reached 20 in the world but now stands at 363 in the rankings, marked her first major appearance in over two years with a 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 win over number 44 Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. "I'm happy that all those things are over for me now. I went through them. I came as a winner in that battle. I hear a lot from people that I'm a big inspiration for them. A lot of people now look up to me. I mean, I think it's great. But I don't want to be an example." –AFP