Tennis Hall of Famer Chris Evert diagnosed with ovarian cancer

Former tennis star Chris Evert says she has been diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer.

Everett, 67, revealed the illness in a story published Friday on, where she is currently an on-air anchor.

I learned about cancer last month and started chemotherapy this week.

“I’ve had a very magical life,” Evert said. “Now I have some challenges ahead.”

“But I take comfort in knowing that chemotherapy is a guarantee that the cancer will not come back.”

Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, reached number one in the WTA rankings and was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 1995.

Chris Evert with the Susan Lenglin Cup after defeating defending champion Martina Navratilova at the 1985 French Open.(Getty: Trevor Jones)

Her sister Jane Everett Dubin died of ovarian cancer in February 2020 at the age of 62.

“Don’t try to be a crusader and think this will pass.”


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