Chris Evert, a broadcaster and tennis Hall-of Famer, revealed today that she has stage1C ovarian carcinoma.
Evert, 67, was diagnosed after she had a preventative-hysterectomy. According to Evert, cancer has not been found elsewhere in her body. a pieceShe co-wrote the ESPN.com article with Chris McKendry. Evert also shared that she started her first of six rounds chemotherapy this week in the article.
“I feel very lucky they caught it early,”Evert tweeted the announcement of the ESPN story. “and expect positive results from my chemo plan.”
Evert also revealed that she still plans to participate in ESPN’s coverage of the Australian Open, which begins Monday and runs through January 30. Evert, an 18-time Grand Slam singles champion, won the tournament twice in 1982 and 1984.
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) January 15, 2022
McKendry relates her reactions to Evert’s diagnosis of her cancer on December 7, last year, in the ESPN.com article “My friend Chrissie has cancer. The disease had killed her sister Jeanne. My god.”
Evert’s reaction, after some time to reflect was, “I’ve lived a very charmed life. Now I have some challenges ahead of me. But, I have comfort in knowing the chemotherapy is to ensure that cancer does not come back.”
Reflecting on her sister’s battle with cancer, which she lost in 2020, Everet said, “When I go into chemo, she is my inspiration. I’ll be thinking of her. And she’ll get me through it.”
A post on the Australian Open Twitter pag retweeting Evert’s announcement read, “Thinking of you here and wishing you a speedy and full recovery.”
ESPN PR also retweeted Evert’s post with well-wishes: “Our thoughts are with ESPN tennis analyst @ChrissieEvert & her family as she reveals an ovarian cancer diagnosis.”
I am thinking of you here, and wishing for a speedy recovery.💙 https://t.co/H4rRGNz42b
— #AusOpen (@AustralianOpen) January 15, 2022
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) January 15, 2022