British tennis star Elena Baltacha has been diagnosed with liver cancer.

The former U.K. number one, who retired from the sport last year (13), confirmed her health battle in a statement and vowed to fight the disease.

The 30 year old says, "I have recently been diagnosed with cancer of the liver. I'm currently undergoing treatment and fighting this illness with everything I have."

Baltacha, who has battled a chronic liver condition since she was a teenager, won 11 singles titles during her 16-year career.

She married her coach Nino Severino in 2013.