‘How’s That for a Nugget?’- When Chris Evert Peeked Into an Epic Double-Date Moment With Great Friend Martina Navratilova

Published 07/24/2022, 5:30 AM EDT

American tennis legend Chris Evert needs no introduction. The 67-year-old is one of the most followed tennis stars to date. After retiring from tennis with astonishing records to her name, she still serves the game with her tennis analysis and commentary. Evert used to rule the court in the 70s and the 80s, along with her archrival and long-time friend Martina Navratilova. The two used to be fierce rivals and were always neck and neck in the running for Grand Slams. However, the two have bonded well off the court and their friendship has grown over years.

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Recently, Evert shared a group picture where Evert is with Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Dean Paul Martin, and Desi Arnaz. She also revealed interesting dating information.

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Evert and Navratilova went on a double date

After sharing the photograph from the 70s, the 67-year-old recalled her memory of going on a double date. She tagged Navratilova to remind her they went on a double date with the singer Dean Paul Martin and actor Desi Arnaz.

“Omg: what a great photo! And Dino Martin jr. in the back! Powerful! @BillieJeanKing @Martina.”

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“Btw, this photo reminded me of something…. @Martina and I had a double date with Dino Martin and Desi Arnaz Jr. a looooooong time ago! How’s that for a nugget?” She wrote.

Chris Evert overcomes cancer

The year started on a sad note for the legend, as the 67-year-old was diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. She had to undergo multiple chemotherapy sessions to overcome the deadly disease. To everyone’s relief, Evert successfully completed the treatment in May.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 12: Chris Evert attends day ten of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 12, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage )

Later, she thanked everyone for their support, saying,

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“I’m a little out of it (meds) but nonetheless, thankful and relieved I finished my six chemo treatments.”

Evert’s sister earlier succumbed to the disease, which prompted the 18-time singles Grand Slam champion to take a precautionary test that revealed her condition. Like her close friend, Navratilova is also a cancer survivor. Back in 2010, she successfully completed her treatment for breast cancer.

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Evert and Navratilova have seen both good and bad days in life and the way they have supported each other during testing times is a testament to their strong friendship.

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Gaurav Verma

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Gaurav Verma is a Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. He has post graduate diploma in management from IILM Graduate School of Management and a BBA degree from Bangalore University. He has 1-year of experience in the banking sector.

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