Reuters

Tennis great Chris Evert has completed her sixth and final chemotherapy session to treat stage 1 ovarian cancer, the former world No.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion revealed she was diagnosed with the disease in January.

“I’m a bit overwhelmed (meds) but nonetheless, grateful and relieved to have completed my six chemotherapy treatments,” she wrote on Twitter alongside a video of her with the healthcare workers who have addressed Evert and sounding a wind chime to mark the occasion.

“I love you, thank you very much… We hope we won’t see you again,” Evert told the workers with a laugh as she prepared to leave the health care facility.

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 detected.

Evert, 67, said he was told by his doctor that once treatments were completed there was a more than 90 per cent chance the cancer would never come back because it was caught so early.

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