The athlete also took a moment to share some important health advice, stating, “Be your own advocate. Be aware of your family’s past. Be aware of all aspects of your body and follow your instincts. You don’t have to try and be the crusader. 

Chris received the article after it was published. released a statement on TwitterHer decision to declare her diagnosis. Her letter stated that she wanted to share her stage 1 ovarian carcinoma diagnosis and its story in order to assist others. I feel extremely lucky to have been able to catch it so early. My chemo plan should yield positive results.  

Also, she thanked her coauthor “her friendship”, “cowriting this very personal tale with me” as well her fans for respecting her need to “focus on my health” and my treatment plan.

Following her tweet, support came flooding in from fellow tennis stars such as Elise Mertens and Madison Keys, as well as the Tennis Hall of Fame, which wrote, “Thinking of you, Chrissie, wishing all the best on your road to recovery [Red heart].”