Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert says she has ovarian cancer

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer at an early stage.

67-year-old Evert revealed the disease in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN.

She learned of the cancer last month and started chemotherapy treatments this week.

“I have led a very charmed life. Now I have a number of challenges ahead of me,” said Evert. “But I am comforted in the knowledge that chemotherapy should ensure that cancer does not come back.”

Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, reached No. 1 in the WTA rankings and was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 1995.

Her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, died of ovarian cancer in February 2020 at the age of 62.

“Be your own lawyer. Know your family’s history. Be fully aware of your body, follow your feelings and be aware of changes,” Evert said in the ESPN story. “Don’t try to be a crusader and don’t think this will pass.”

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