Chris Evert: Former tennis world number one, Chris Evert reveals cancer diagnosis following sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin’s death from cancer.
Former tennis star, 67-year-old Chris Evert has revealed she was diagnosed with an early stage of ovarian cancer in a story shared via ESPN.com on Friday.
According to the former tennis world number one, she learned of the cancer last month and began chemotherapy treatments recently.
Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-end world no. 1 singles player seven times (1974–78, 1980, 1981). Overall, Evert won 157 singles titles and 32 doubles titles.
She reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis. She holds the record of most consecutive years (13) of winning at least one Major title.
Her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, died from ovarian cancer in February 2020 at age 62.