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Florida | Chris Evert completes treatment for cancer

Former World No 1 Chris Evert has completed her 6th and final chemotherapy session to treat stage 1 ovarian cancer, the 18-time Grand Slam champion tweeted on Monday.

Wait… the men’s semi going on after 10 pm tonight with a final tomorrow? My bad… 11:00, that’s even worse!!!!! Chris Evert

“I’m a little out of it (meds) but nonetheless, thankful and relieved I finished my six chemo treatments,” she wrote on Twitter alongside a video of her with the health care workers who treated her and ringing a wind chime 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 exit the health care facility.

Evert, 67, who was diagnosed with the disease in January, added her doctor told her that after the treatments were complete, there was a better than a 90% chance the cancer would never return because it was caught so early.

Sadly, Evert’s younger sister, former pro tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, died after a battle with ovarian cancer in 2020 at the age of 62, which had spread before it was detected.

Taking treatment did not stop Evert from expressing her disapproval of the match schedule in Madrid last week, where two men’s semi-final matches adversely affected the women’s final due to start at 6pm as well as impacting the men’s final the following day.

Although Novak Djokovic and Carlos Alcaraz played the first semi-final in the afternoon, it delayed the women’s final by 2 hours, while the second match featured Alexander Zverev taking on Stefanos Tsitsipas did not start until late in the evening, preventing the German from getting any sleep until the early hours for a second night in a row.

Evert took to her Twitter, saying: “Wait… the men’s semi going on after 10 pm tonight with a final tomorrow?” followed by “My bad… 11:00, that’s even worse!!!!!”






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