Tennis Star Chris Evert Is Battling Ovarian Cancer

The athlete also took a moment to share some important health advice, stating, “Be your own advocate. Know your family’s history. Have total awareness of your body, follow your gut and be aware of changes. Don’t try to be a crusader and think this will pass.” 

After the article was published, Chris released a statement on Twitter explaining her decision to announce her diagnosis. “I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,” she wrote. “I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan.”  

She also thanked her co-author for “her friendship” and “co-writing this very personal story with me” and her fans “for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan.”

Following her tweet, support came flooding in from fellow tennis stars such as Elise Mertens and Madison Keys, as well as the Tennis Hall of Fame, which wrote, “Thinking of you, Chrissie, and wishing all the best on your road to recovery [Red heart].”