Chris Evert: 18-time Grand Slam champion completes chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer

The 18-time Grand Slam champion has revealed that she was diagnosed with the disease in January.

“I’m a little off (meds) but still, grateful and relieved to have finished my six chemo treatments,” she tweeted along with a video of her with the healthcare workers treating Evert and ringing a wind chime. to mark the occasion.

“I love you, thank you very much … Hopefully we won’t see you again,” Evert told the workers with a laugh as they prepared to leave the health facility.

Evert became the first player of any gender to win 1,000 singles matches.

Evert’s younger sister, former professional tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, died of ovarian cancer in 2020 at the age of 62. Dubin’s cancer had spread before it was detected.

Evert, 67, said her doctor told her that once treatments were completed, there was a 90% better chance that the cancer would never come back because it was diagnosed so early.