Chris Evert: 18-time Grand Slam champion undergoes chemotherapy for ovarian cancer

The 18-time Grand Slam champion revealed that disease diagnosed in January.

“I’m a little out of my mind (drugs) but nonetheless grateful and happy to have completed my six rounds of chemo,” she tweeted, along with a video of herself with the healthcare workers who treated Evert and calling a bell to mark the occasion.

“Love you, thank you so much… We hope we don’t see you again,” Evert told the workers with a laugh as she prepared to leave the medical facility.

Evert became the first player of either gender to win 1,000 singles matches.

Evert’s younger sister, former professional tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, died of ovarian cancer in 2020 at the age of 62. Dubin’s cancer had spread before it was discovered.

Evert, 67, said her doctor told her that once treatment is complete, there is more than a 90% chance the cancer will never return because it was discovered so early.