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Jeanne Evert, former tennis pro and sister of Chris, dies

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Posted at 9:13 AM, Feb 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-24 09:13:30-05

DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Jeanne Evert Dubin, a former world-ranked professional tennis player and a younger sister of 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert, has died.

A funeral home in Delray Beach, Florida, where Evert Dubin lived, posted an obituary that said she died Thursday at age 62 after a 2 1/2-year struggle with ovarian cancer.

Evert Dubin turned pro at age 15 in 1973 after a stellar junior career. She and sister Chris played doubles together for two years, ranking No. 4.

Evert Dubin reached a career-high ranking of No. 28 in the world in 1978, when she retired from competition.