Chris Evert

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Evert Reveals 'Diagnosis I Never Wanted to Hear'

Tennis great, 68, says ovarian cancer is back; she'll step back from ESPN duties to undergo chemo

(Newser) - Nearly two years ago, Chris Evert revealed she was in chemo for ovarian cancer, the same kind of cancer her late sister died of. Now, the 68-year-old tennis great, who'd announced earlier this year that she was finally cancer-free, has an update that's not the greatest: Her cancer...

Evert and Navratilova: Their 'Eerie' Parallel Lives

Sally Jenkins of the 'Washington Post' does a deep dive into their tennis rivalry, close friendship, cancer fights

(Newser) - "Our lives are so parallel, it's eerie when you think about it." That is tennis great Martina Navratilova talking about fellow tennis great Chris Evert to Sally Jenkins of the Washington Post . The sentiment is at the heart of an in-depth look at the relationship between the...

A 'Gift' Was Entangled in Chris Evert's Grief

Because Jeanne Evert Dubin had BRCA1 variant, the tennis legend got tested

(Newser) - Tennis legend Chris Evert on Tuesday announced she has beat the cancer that killed her younger sister in 2020. In a piece for ESPN , Evert recounts what led up to her discovery of stage 1 ovarian cancer a year ago . She writes that her sister, Jeanne Evert Dubin, underwent genetic...

Chris Evert: I Have Cancer My Late Sister Had

Tennis Hall of Famer, in early stages of ovarian cancer, has started chemo

(Newser) - While much of the attention in the tennis world has recently been focused on the upcoming Australian Open, especially Novak Djokovic's attempts to get into the country to play there, a message from legend Chris Evert on Friday evening shifted things to more sobering ground. "I wanted to...

Wimbledon's Women Are Referenced One Way, Men Another

Some want to know why the marital status of female players continues to be cited

(Newser) - Mrs. JM Lloyd and Mrs. LW King aren't household names, but you likely know who they are. Those are the official monikers bestowed upon Wimbledon champs Chris Evert and Billie Jean King by the All England Club, host of the tennis tourney since 1877 —a result of what...

Kids Helped Split Up Chris Evert, Greg Norman

Tennis champ, golf star had trouble blending families

(Newser) - Tension with Chris Evert's teenage sons and Greg Norman's twentysomething offspring helped split up the sports superstars after just 15 months of marriage, sources close to the couple say. Evert's previous husband, Andy Mill, had been Norman's best friend before he and Evert left their spouses, and that contributed to...

Norman, Evert Separate
 Norman, Evert Separate 

Norman, Evert Separate

Coupling of golf, tennis legends hits skids after 15 months of marriage

(Newser) - The pairing of sports legends Greg Norman and Chris Evert is on the rocks, with the couple—both 54—announcing today they’ve separated after 15 months of marriage. If a divorce is in the works, they didn’t say. The announcement comes ahead of an international golf competition for...

Choi Grabs British Lead
 Choi Grabs British Lead 

Choi Grabs British Lead

Korean at 1-under, a stroke better than rejuvenated Norman

(Newser) - Greg Norman's lead didn't hold up in today's second round of the British Open, with KJ Choi shooting a 3-under-par 67 to snatch the top spot heading into the weekend at Royal Birkdale. The South Korean, at 1-under 139, is the only player in the field under par. Three weeks...

Aussie Star Ranked No. 1... 31 Years Late

Computer cheated Goolagong Cawley of tennis accolade

(Newser) - Evonne Goolagong Cawley was ranked No. 1 in women's tennis for a couple of weeks in 1976, but no one knew it until now. Goolagong Cawley is now (and, technically, has long been) the first Australian woman to hold the coveted laurel, and just the 16th woman overall to do...

Greg Norman's Ex Dishes Dirt on Evert

Says tennis star pursued golf champ right in front of her

(Newser) - Greg Norman’s former wife would still be his current wife, she says, if not for tennis star Chris Evert’s brazen pursuit of the former World No. 1. “She came after him. I have never seen anything like it,” Laura Andrassy tells the Daily Mail, saying Evert...

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