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Former world No. 1 tennis player Chris Evert announced that he has cancer

The former American tennis player Chris Evert, 67 years old, announced that was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. The winner of 18 Grand Slam titles, said that the disease was detected early and that she will undergo chemotherapy sessions.

Evert, a member of the Hall of Fame since 1995 after a historic career with 18 Grand Slam titles, retired after the 1989 season with a total of 157 singles titles, a figure that positions her second among men and women of all time.

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Chris Evert’s statement: “I have ovarian cancer”

“I wanted to share my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis and the story behind it as a way to help others.

I feel very lucky that it was caught early and I look forward to positive results from my chemotherapy plan. Thanks to Chris McKendry for his friendship and for co-writing this very personal story with me. And thank you all for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan. You will see me appear from home on occasion during ESPN’s coverage of the Australian Open.”

The statement from Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert).
The statement from Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert).

The 18 Grand Slam titles Chris Evert won

Australian Open: 1982, 1984

Roland Garros: 1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986

Wimbledon: 1974, 1976, 1981

US Open: 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982.

Chris Evert during an Australian Open match.
Chris Evert during an Australian Open match.

Chris Evert, tennis legend

Chris Evert She was the first tennis player to win 1,000 singles matches. and went five times the number 1 player in the world ranking. In 1974 she set a women’s record, winning 56 consecutive matches and for the next 12 years (until 1986) she won at least one Grand Slam singles title per year.

Evert won four consecutive US Open titles between 1975 and 1978, and he would win that title again in 1980 and 1982. Nearly unbeatable on clay courts (brick dust), he won the French Open seven times. She was chosen “Athlete of the Year” four times and received the “Female Athlete of the Year” award from the magazine Sports Illustrated in 1976.

Chris Evert speaks during the induction ceremony into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in July 2014. The former tennis star announced that she has ovarian cancer. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
Chris Evert speaks during the induction ceremony into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newport, Rhode Island, in July 2014. The former tennis star announced that she has ovarian cancer. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

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