Tennis legend Chris Evert announces cancer diagnosis

Tennis legend Chris Evert announced Friday that she has Stage 1C ovarian cancer but the prognosis is great and she is expected to make a full recovery.

Proper tennis fans know who Chris Evert is even decades after she stopped playing tennis. The American had a tremendous career, a legendary one, but she firmly remained in tennis even after hanging it up. She has been an analyst, commentator and worked on promoting tennis even after stopping playing. However, this recent news is not a positive one for Evert.

She announced Friday that she has Stage 1C ovarian cancer. Evert, 67, posted on Twitter a link to an ESPN story she co-wrote with Chris McKendry, in which Evert said: “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from chemo plan. … thanks to all of you for respecting my need to focus on my mental health and treatment plan. You will see me appear from home at times during ESPN’s coverage of the Aussie Open.”

The news comes less than a year after her sister died aged 62 of ovarian cancer. For Evert, it was a shocking diagnosis that comes too soon after she lost her sister to the same disease. As noted in her story the prognosis is good and she is expected to make a full recovery.

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