(AP) – Former tennis star Chris Evert has been diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer.
Evert, 67, revealed the illness in a story posted Friday on ESPN.com; she is an on-air announcer for ESPN.
She said she learned of the cancer last month and began chemotherapy treatments this week.
Messages of support immediately appeared on social media, with Rafael Nadal tweeting: “Chris, all the best to you and get well! And I am sure I’ll see you very soon!”
Source: Associated Press
God bless you, Chrissie!! You have always been the epitome of class, grace, and dignity. Following your career from the beginning, you have remained my favorite female tennis player, and I will continue my prayers for you. Take care, and know how much I love and respect you. xoxoxo
Get well soon Chrissie Evert.💪❤️
Terrible news! A few years ago ovarian cancer was a death sentence. But cancer treatment has been progressing fast. Really hope Chris beats this!!!
So sad to hear all the best Chris to a speedy recovery ❤️🩹
Very best wishes to Chris Evert for a speedy recovery ❤
Get well Chrissy!
Good luck to Chris Evert. Rafa, always kind and thoughtful of others.