May 18, 2022 9:54 am

Chris Evert, tennis legend, reported that he has ovarian cancer

The former American tennis player Chris Evert, The 67-year-old 18-time Grand Slam champion announced today that she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and decided to share the news in hopes of helping others. “I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis as a way to help others,” Evert wrote in a statement posted on Twitter, noting, “I feel so lucky that it was caught early and I look forward to it.” positive results of my chemotherapy plan.”

Born in Fort Lauderdale (Florida), mother of three children, added: “Thank you all for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan.” Evert’s younger sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, died of the same disease in February 2020 at the age of 62 and last October Chris discovered through enhanced genetic testing that she, too, was at risk. Her cancer was diagnosed in December after undergoing a preventative hysterectomy.

As a result of his situation, Evert will comment on the incidents of the women’s branch of the Australian Open for the ESPN network from his home. For years, the former player turned to this television task, in addition to other ventures she manages. She was recently interviewed by THE NATION: Among other topics, in the talk he addressed his great relationship with Gabriela Sabatini.

Evert was a dominant figure in tennis female in the 1970s, she won 157 WTA singles titles and reached at least the semifinals in 52 of the 56 Grand Slam tournaments she entered. Her rivalry with the Czech Martina Navratilova, which stretches from 1973 to 1988 and includes 14 Grand Slam final meetings, was one of the greatest in the sport’s history.

Evert won two Australian Opens, seven Roland Garros, three Wimbledons and six US Opens, as well as eight Fed Cup triumphs with the American team to a career high of 1,304 wins and 144 losses.

Evert, champion against Navratilova, at Roland Garros ’85. Their confrontations marked timeAFP

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