On World Mental Health Day, Chris Evert urged supporters to take better care of themselves
World Mental Health Day is commemorated on October 10 every year, and tennis great Chris Evert has urged his Twitter followers to take care of their emotional and psychological needs.
The now-retired right-handed counter-puncher was probably one of the best tennis players of all time.
The sixfold U.S. Open Victor was dominant throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, however, his life has since moved on.
After her retirement, she co-founded the “Evert Tennis Academy” alongside her brother and worked as a pundit for several years.
The former world No. 1 from the United States spoke about the mental health struggles tennis players face both on and off the court.
However, in February, Alexander Zverev was disqualified from the ATP 500 Mexican Open.
Following his passionate outburst, which ended with him repeatedly slamming his racket against the umpire’s chair.
Chris Evert was one of the first to discuss the psychological impact of tennis on the psyche of players.
She pointed to the rapid increase in these cases before the courts and how they are unmistakably linked to poor mental well-being.
In honor of World Mental Health Day, Evert urged people to get help if they are “anxious, stressed or depressed”.
“Anxiety disorders are the leading mental disorders in the country. If you feel anxious, stressed or depressed, talk to someone, ask for help, you are not alone.
Chris Evert applauds Iga Swiatek’s choice to donate Ostrava Open prize money to mental health charity
Chris Evert has applauded Iga Swiatek, the current world number one, for her charitable activities to promote mental wellbeing.
Just on World Mental Health Day, the WTA Ostrava Open finalist said,
she will donate her award to a Polish mental health charity.
Barbora Krejcikova defeated Iga Swiatek 7-5 6-7(4) 6-3. Nevertheless, she has already triumphed at the US Open 2022.
Last year, the world number one highlighted the importance of mental health on the same date.
Like this year, Swiatek donated its 2021 Indian Wells Open award to a charity that supports mental health.
Chris Evert praised Iga Swiatek for stepping up to pay out her prize money,
by retweeting a post from Eurosport highlighting the action of the Pole.
“Thank you, Iga Swiatek,”
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