‘You Are a Warrior’- Chris Evert’s Birthday Wish Amid Recurrence of Deadly Disease Draws a Heartwarming Reply

Published 12/15/2023, 12:02 AM EST

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World’s former number-one Tracy Austin dropped a heartwarming message for another tennis legend, Chris Evert as the latter announced her ongoing battle with cancer. Evert who has been a prominent tennis commentator after her retirement, officially announced her leap attending the upcoming Australian Open as an ESPN commentator as her cancer has returned. Along with many other renowned tennis personalities, Tracy Austin also expressed her support.

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Now it is not unknown to fans that Chris Evert faced off Tracy Austin over seventeen times in their professional tennis career. Apart from the rivalry, they share a beautiful bond of friendship. This is what fans understood seeing Tracy Austin’s supportive message for Chris Evert.

Tennis legend and Chris Evert’s colleague, Tracy Austin called the latter a “warrior” for her fight against cancer

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Recently Chris Evert dropped a heartwarming birthday wish for old friend and colleague Tracy Austin on her birthday. However, this is not the thing that warmed fans’ hearts. In response to Evert’s birthday wish, Austin dropped a beautiful support for Christ Evert, that won fans once again. Austin wrote- “Aww, thanks Chrissie! Such kind words. Sending prayers and positive thoughts. You are a warrior and will beat this!”  Now, fans are truly overwhelmed seeing these legendary tennis rivals sharing such a beautiful moment filled with love and support.

Now Christ Evert fans know that her battle with cancer wasn’t truly a nice thing for the tennis legend. Previously, this famous tennis commentator shared her FOMO about not attending the Indian Wells tournament. This expressed that Chris Evert has been having a tough time dealing with the challenges of her cancer battle.

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However, Evert is not alone in this journey as her former colleague, Martina Navratilova also came in support of the former. Navratilova’s gesture for Chris Evert posed a great hope for fans of old friendships.

Martina Navratilova showed her support for Christ Evert by cooking a sumptuous meal for the old friend

Former WTA number-one, Martina Navratilova tried to cheer up her old friend, Chris Evert amid her cancer battle by cooking a sumptuous meal for the latter. It was Evert who shared the news with her fans with a picture where the legendary tennis duo posted with each other showing great smiles and thumbs up. Chris Evert wrote- “We’re in this together! Thanks for the delicious food ⁦@Martina.” 

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Chris Evert’s cancer battle has truly disheartened her fans. However, the way her fans are showing her love and support, Evert will surely win this battle like a true warrior. What is your take on Chris Evert’s friends dropping so much love for this tennis legend during her tough times?

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Upasana Banerjee

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I began my journey as a tennis writer at EssentiallySports after 6.5 years in content creation, including both sports and non-sports topics, gaining wide-ranging expertise. To date, I have contributed more than 600 articles, in both tennis and esports.
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