Chris Evert reveals ovarian cancer diagnosis

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Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - June 6, 2019. Chris Evert greets fans aft Amanda Anisimova of the U.S. quarterfinal lucifer against Romania's Simona Halep. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

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LOS ANGELES, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Former satellite fig 1 Chris Evert said connected Friday she was diagnosed with signifier 1 ovarian crab past month.

"I wanted to stock my signifier 1 ovarian crab diagnosis and the communicative down it arsenic a mode to assistance others," the 67-year-old wrote connected Twitter.

"I consciousness precise fortunate that they caught it aboriginal and expect affirmative results from my chemo plan."

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In an nonfiction connected ESPN, Evert said a malignant tumor was discovered during a preventive hysterectomy aboriginal past month.

A 2nd cognition revealed that the crab had been removed during the hysterectomy and had not spread. Following chemotherapy, her doc said determination was a amended than a 90% accidental the crab would ne'er return.

"I don't retrieve being that blessed successful years!" Evert said aft getting the quality from her doctor.

Evert's younger sister, erstwhile pro tennis subordinate Jeanne Evert Dubin, died aft a conflict with ovarian crab successful 2020 astatine the property of 62. Dubin's crab had dispersed earlier it was detected.

"When I spell into chemo, she is my inspiration," Evert said successful the article.

"I'll beryllium reasoning of her. And she'll get maine done it."

Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles during her vocation and is present a broadcaster covering tennis for ESPN.

"Thanks to each of you for respecting my request to absorption connected my wellness and attraction plan," she tweeted.

"You volition spot maine look from location astatine times during ESPN's sum of the Aussie Open."

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Reporting by Rory Carroll successful Los Angeles; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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