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‘Can’t Wait for My Eyelashes to Grow Back’- Chris Evert Shares a Friend’s Heartfelt Message After Her Last Chemotherapy

Published 05/24/2022, 8:30 AM EDT

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Chris Evert, a former world no. 1 and 18 time-grand slam winner, is a fighter on and off the court. The player had been going through chemotherapy to cure 1C Ovarian cancer. She recently shared a picture on her Twitter after her last chemotherapy session. The American player has again shown the world that even off the court, powerful will and resilience can achieve arduous goals.

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Chris Evert on her last chemotherapy


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Chris Evert shares a tweet from her dear friend and world-renowned American actress, Maeve Quinlan. She stated, “Love ya @maevequinlan Your support and friendship mean the world to me. Can’t wait for my eyelashes to grow back…”. The actress shared a heartfelt message for Chris Evert. The player has been going through chemotherapy because of her cancer and had lost her eyelashes, which is a side-effect of the chemotherapy.

Maeve Quinlan rejoices in Evert’s recovery

She met her friend Maeve who tweeted a beautiful picture of herself with the tennis legend. The actress tweeted, “Guess who I just got home from visiting & who is doing AHhhhh-Mazing since her final round of chemo??? This Girl @ChrissieEver We put our heads together to find a date for our next time together. It can’t come soon enough! So proud of you Chrissie!!!!” 


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On the finishing of chemotherapy of the tennis legend, people around the world wish for her quick and healthy recovery.

The astounding career of Chris Evert

The player has had an astounding career and is considered one of the torchbearers of the tennis world. Chris Evert made her professional debut in 1972. She first came to the spotlight after defeating Margaret Court at the young age of 15. Moreover, she won 1309 matches in her career, the second number in the world, behind only Martina Navratilova, who had won 1442 matches.


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The legendary rivalry between Evert and Martina Navratilova 

The iconic rivalry of Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert is not unheard of. The H2H series is in favor of the Czech player, Martina Navratilova, who leads by a ratio of 43-37. Interestingly, both the players have won 18-grand slam titles.


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Though their rivalry is world-renowned, the fact stays eminent that they both are friends above anything else. Martina Navratilova had already shown faith in the American player and always knew that she would be recovering successfully.

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Written by:

Shivali Sharma


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Shivali Sharma is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. She has pursued her Master's in history from Himachal University, but her love for the game has driven her to write about tennis. Shivali is a huge fan of Naomi Osaka and admires Osaka not only for her on-court performances, but also for her off-court actions.
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Deepakshi Chaudhary