Skip to content

Chris Evert Reveals Ovarian Cancer Diagnosis

Content of the article

LOS ANGELES — Former world number one Chris Evert said on Friday she was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer last month.

“I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,” the 67-year-old wrote on Twitter.

“I feel very lucky that they caught him early and I’m looking forward to positive results from my chemo plan.”

Content of the article

In an article on ESPN, Evert said a malignant tumor was discovered during a preventative hysterectomy early last month.

A second operation revealed that the cancer had been removed during the hysterectomy and had not spread. After chemotherapy, her doctor said there was a greater than 90% chance the cancer would never come back.

“I can’t remember being this happy in years!” Evert said after hearing from her doctor.

Evert’s younger sister, former professional tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, died after a battle with ovarian cancer in 2020 at the age of 62. Dubin’s cancer had spread before it was detected.

“When I go for chemo, she’s my inspiration,” Evert said in the post.

“I will think of her. And she’ll help me out.

Evert has won 18 Grand Slam singles titles in his career and is now a broadcaster covering tennis for ESPN.

“Thank you all for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan,” she tweeted.

“You’ll occasionally see me appear from my home during ESPN’s coverage of the Aussie Open.”