New York: Tennis player Chris Evert, who has won 18 Grand Slam singles and three doubles titles, has said that he has stage 1 ovarian cancer and is undergoing treatment. The Hall of Fame member posted an ESPN link on Twitter, which she shared with Chris McKendry.
Chris said, “I feel so lucky that you are all focusing on my mental health and healing. Thank you all for this honor.”
The Australian Open is starting in Melbourne from 17 January.
Evert, 67, also posted a message on social media saying, “I wanted to share my ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others. I feel so lucky to have doctors. caught it early in the investigation and now hope for good results in future.”
According to XXXX, Evert’s sister Jean Evert Dubin died of cancer at the age of 62. The report also said that Evert has not been diagnosed with cancer in any other part of his body and that he began chemotherapy this week.
Navratilova also tweeted her support for Evert.
Navratilova tweeted, “Chris, we are all with you, you are a champion and I hope you continue to be a champion while fighting this disease.”
Several players took to social media to wish Evert a speedy recovery.
Spanish tennis ace Garbine Muguruza tweeted: “All the best wishing you a speedy recovery.”
first published:Jan. 15, 2022, 8:13 p.m.