Tennis legend Chris Evert announces cancer diagnosis

Chris Evert Cancer Tennis
Posted at 4:55 PM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-17 17:32:49-05

Tennis legend Chris Evert announced that she'd been diagnosed with cancer.

On Friday, Evert posted on her verified Twitter account alongside a link to an ESPN article that she has stage 1 ovarian cancer.

She said she felt "very lucky" it was caught early, and her doctors expect "positive results" from her chemotherapy.

Evert, a South Florida native, added that fans would be seeing her during ESPN's upcoming Australian Open as she works from home.

In the article that she co-wrote with fellow ESPN tennis commentator Chris McKendry, the 67-year-old said she decided to share the news of her diagnosis "as a way to help others."

Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles during her stellar career.