Former tennis star Chris Evert says she has been diagnosed with early stage ovarian cancer.
the main points:
- Chris Evert will start her chemotherapy this week
- She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and reached number one in the WTA rankings
- Evert was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 1995
Everett, 67, revealed the illness in a story published Friday on ESPN.com, 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.
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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