Tennis legend Chris Evert has announced his return to the Australian Open due to ovarian cancer.
According to a statement, the on-air ESPN commentator will not be traveling to Melbourne to cover the Australian Open with her colleagues since she has begun chemotherapy.
The legendary tennis player Chris Evert revealed in a statement on Friday that she had ovarian cancer again.
Two years ago, the tennis Hall of Famer and on-air ESPN commentator received an early ovarian cancer diagnosis. In a January opinion piece for ESPN.com, she declared herself cancer-free.
The 68-year-old Evert stated, “My cancer is returned,” in a statement that ESPN published. “Even though I never wanted to hear this news, I am grateful that it was discovered early,” the speaker said.
Evert said that cancer cells were discovered in the same pelvic area as her prior diagnosis. She said that all of the cells were removed, and she started a new round of treatment.
Evert will not be covering the Australian Open with her teammates in Melbourne.
However, I’ll be prepared for the remainder of the Grand Slam schedule! Evert said, “I urge everyone to be aware of their family history and speak out for themselves. “Late detection prevents fatalities.”
2020 saw the death of Evert’s sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, from ovarian cancer. She said in an opinion piece for ESPN.com earlier this year that she was able to identify her disease early because of a “genetic road map.”
As reported by ESPN, Evert achieved 18 Grand Slam singles victories, peaked at No. 1 in the WTA rankings, and was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
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