In a Twitter post linking to an ESPN article that Evert wrote jointly with ESPN journalist Chris McKendry, Evert said she wanted to share her diagnosis and story “as a way to help others.”
Everett wrote, “I feel very fortunate that they found it so early and I expect positive results from my chemotherapy plan.” a permit
Posted on Twitter. “Thank you all for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan.”
Evert, 67, added that she will occasionally appear from home during ESPN’s coverage of the Australian Open, which begins on January 17.
After the announcement of Evert, the official of the Australian Open Twitter account
She posted, “I’m thinking of you here and I wish you a speedy and full recovery.”
“We are all with you and behind you Chrissy, you are a true champion and I have no doubts that you will defeat this evil opponent,” another great and longtime tennis competitor for Evert, Martina Navratilova, books
. The rivalry between the two women, which began in 1973 and lasted nearly 15 years, is called the greatest in the history of the sport. The two faced each other in 14 major finals.
Evert is no stranger to fierce competition and coming up with a winner.
Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, in 1954, Everett rose to number one nationally in the 14th girls’ under oath when she was 14 years old. Ranked in the world at the time, Margaret Court.
Evert became professional when she turned 18 on December 21, 1972. Several months later, she faced and defeated Navratilova for the first time, at a women’s professional event in Akron, Ohio.
Just four years into her career, Evert became the first athlete to earn $1 million in her career prize money.
She also became the first female athlete to host Saturday Night Live in 1989, the same year she retired. Six years later, Evert became a member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, becoming the fourth player to be elected unanimously.
Evert won 157 singles titles and held the world number one spot for seven years: 1974 through 1978, 1980 and 1981.
She became a commentator and analyst for ESPN in 2011, a role she still holds today. Evert has three sons: Colton, Nicholas and Alexander.
She now runs the Everett Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida, according to ESPN.