PETE SAMPRAS has revealed that his wife Bridgette Wilson has cancer in a heartbreaking statement.
The tennis legend admitted that it is "hard to watch" after seeing his partner diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
Sampras, 52, shared the difficult news with ATP as he asked for "good thoughts" and "prayers".
He admitted that Bridgette has been battling the disease since last December and has undergone surgery and chemotherapy.
His statement read: "As most have come to know, I am a pretty quiet and private person.
"However, this past year has been an exceptionally challenging time for my family and I have decided to share what’s been going on.
"Last December, my wife, Bridgette, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
"Since then, she has had major surgery, pushed through chemotherapy and continues with targeted maintenance therapy."
Sampras went on to speak of his pride in his and Bridgette's sons Christian, 20, and Ryan, 18.
The 14-time Grand Slam champion praised them for how "strong" they have been in supporting him and his wife.
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