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Tennis: Chris Evert on her cancer

Tennis legend battles cancer

Chris Evert: “The death of my sister saved my life”

Chris Evert (67) had to endure six chemotherapies, now the tennis legend has defeated ovarian cancer for the time being. Sister Jeanne, who died from the same disease, played an important role in this.

Published: 12:03 p.m

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Updated: 12:18 p.m

It was news that shocked the tennis world: Chris Evert (67) has ovarian cancer. In January, the American made her illness public. “Good Morning America” ​​now accompanied her to her sixth and hopefully last chemotherapy session.

“In tennis, you can control a lot. Not such things,” says the 18-time Grand Slam winner. “Thousands of people have cancer. I’m like everyone else.” Fortunately, the cancer was diagnosed at stage one, the earliest possible stage, so treatment was promising.

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