“My cancer is back,” Chris Evert to miss Australian Open coverage as she undergoes another round of chemotherapy

Evert was assured that there is only 10% chance of her cancer returning again.


“My cancer is back,” Chris Evert to miss Australian Open coverage as she undergoes another round of chemotherapy

Chris Evert (Via: The Hindustan Times)

18-time single Grand Slam winner Chris Evert recently announced that her ovarian cancer has returned. The news comes 11 months after the Hall of Famer announced that she is cancer-free. She announced the news on her social media handles. Evert also added that for chemotherapy she will be missing the live coverage of the Australian Open, which is all set to start from 14th January in Melbourne.

The American was diagnosed with cancer previously. However, she went through chemotherapy successfully and the doctors assured her that the cancer there is 90 percent chance of the cancer not returning.

However, her ovarian cancer was again back a week earlier after the PET CT scan. As per the scans, the doctors found cancer cells in her pelvic region. The doctors removed the cancer cells through a robotic surgery.

The former World No.1 lost her sister Jeannie in January 2022 due to cancer. Owing to early detection, she was safe and even this time she was fortunate for the early detection. Referring to that, Evert said,

My cancer is back. While this is a diagnosis I never wanted to hear, I once again feel fortunate that it was caught early.
Chris Evert via ESPN

Chris Evert begins her fight with Cancer again

Evert, after being recovered from cancer two years ago, is again diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Though the doctors have removed the cancer cells, she will have to go through chemotherapy.

The legend of the sport has been a dominating personality in tennis since the 1970s, winning 18 singles Majors. Her 157 WTA titles are till an unbroken record. Moreover, her two-handed backhand and her Clay Court record continue to encourage numerous girls to pick up a racket. The American has a record seven French Open titles. After taking breaks from tennis, she joined as a broadcaster.

Chris Evert (image via: The Indian Express)

In a message to her fans, Evert said,

Early detection saves lives. Be thankful for your health this holiday season. I'll be there for the rest of the Grand Slam season!

Evert was with the ESPN broadcasting team at the Rolland Garros and also handed her over the winning accolade. The fans have showered her with goodwill messages across her social media. The tennis world will hope that she wins this battle, too.

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