Tennis legend and ESPN broadcaster, has revealed she was diagnosed with stage one ovarian cancer last month.


‘I wanted to share my stage one ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others,’ the 67-year-old, who was the world number one women’s singles player seven times, wrote on Twitter.


‘I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan.’




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


A second operation revealed that the cancer had been removed during the hysterectomy and had not spread.

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