Tennis Corridor-of-Famer and broadcaster Chris Evert revealed at the moment that she has Stage 1 ovarian most cancers.

Evert, who’s 67, was recognized final yr after present process a preventative hysterectomy, she stated. Most cancers has not been detected elsewhere in her physique, in response to a chunk she co-wrote with Chris McKendry on In it, Evert additionally revealed she started her first of six rounds of chemotherapy this week.

“I really feel very fortunate they caught it early,” Evert wrote in a twitter submit asserting the ESPN story, “and count on constructive outcomes from my chemo plan.”

Evert additionally revealed that she nonetheless plans to take part in ESPN’s protection of the Australian Open, which begins Monday and runs via January 30. The 18-time Grand Slam singles champ received that match twice, in 1982 and 1984.

Within the piece, McKendry relates her response when Evert informed her of the analysis on December 7 of final yr: “My good friend Chrissie has most cancers. The illness had killed her sister Jeanne. My god.”

Evert’s response, after a while to replicate was, “I’ve lived a really charmed life. Now I’ve some challenges forward of me. However, I’ve consolation in realizing the chemotherapy is to make sure that most cancers doesn’t come again.”

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