Tennis legend Chris Evert has been diagnosed with cancer
(CNN)Tennis legend Chris Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles in her career, said Friday she has been diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer.
In a Twitter post linking an ESPN article Evert co-wrote with ESPN journalist Chris McKendry, Evert said she wanted to share her diagnosis and story "as a way to help others."
"I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan," Evert wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. "Thanks to all of you for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan."
Evert, 67, added she will appear from home at times during ESPN's coverage of the Australian Open, which begins January 17.
After Evert's announcement, the Australian …
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