‘I’m Little Out of It’ – Chris Evert Provides Reassuring Update About Her Chemo Treatment

Published 05/10/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Chris Evert, the American tennis professional, was announced World No.1 seven times in her career. Further, she has won 18 Grand Slam and has 157 singles and 32 doubles titles in totality. Evert retired in the year 1989 after winning her last Grand Slam title in 1986 at the French Open. Thereafter, Evert devoted herself to charity work and shaping young talent. However, a recent discovery in her life was abrupt and saddening.

In the year 2020, Evert’s younger sister died of ovarian cancer at the age of 62. Therefore, the 67-year-old underwent a precautionary genetic test which revealed BRCA1 genes.


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Later, after two years in January 2022, during her preventive hysterectomy, she found out that her dormant genes had taken the form of stage 1C ovarian cancer. Since then she has been taking medical help for the treatment and keeps her fans updated regarding the same.

Chris Evert about her current state

Recently, Evert completed the sixth round of her chemotherapy. On her last day, she received a certificate and was asked to ring the chime that marks a new start in the patient’s life. Following that, she said goodbye to the medical staff. And walked out of the hospital with a smile on her face.


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Thereafter, Chirs shared the joyous news with her fans on Twitter. She wrote, I’m a little out of it (meds) but nonetheless, thankful and relieved, I finished my 6 chemo treatments.

The tennis legend after her retirement took the job of Tv presenter at ESPN. In fact, she even made her first public announcement regarding her illness by writing a letter to ESPN. And now that she has defeated cancer, the Hall of Famer will be back in action.

Chris to be honored at Dick Vitale Gala


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The 34 times Grand Slam finalist believes in giving back to society. Therefore, she founded Chirs Ever charities which helps people in need with a special focus eliminating on drug abuse and child neglect. Also, she actively participates in the fundraisers and is one of the honorees for this year’s Dick Vitale Gala.

The event hosted by Dick Vitale hopes to raise a fund to touch the mark of 50 million. Every penny of the amount collected at the Gala will help premier research based on pediatric cancer and simultaneously promote awareness about the same.


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On 6th May at the Ritz- Carlton, Sarasota, and Evert will be honored alongside Basketball coach Scott Drew and NFL wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson.

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Mahima Verma

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Mahima Verma is a Tennis writer for EssentiallySports. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Hotel Management from IHM Mumbai. A sports enthusiast, particularly Tennis since her childhood, Mahima believes that she is fortunate enough to witness the legends like Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Serena Williams play.