‘Doesn’t deserve this treatment’ – Chris Evert voices support for jailed WNBA player Brittney Griner as his Russian ‘nightmare’ continues

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Former American tennis star Chris Evert is one of the boldest personalities in tennis. The 67-year-old actively covers tennis as a broadcaster and analyst. Apart from the game, she also talks about the pressing social issues in the country. The recent arrest of American basketball star Brittney Griner also caught his attention.

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Griner is serving a prison sentence in Russia, and in recent days we have seen sports figures supporting her. Evert also joined the list with her recent post.

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Chris Evert supports Brittney Griner

In February this year, Russian customs officers found cannabis-derived oil in Brittney Griner’s airport luggage. Because Russia has tough drug laws, the American is serving a nine-year prison sentence.

This sparked the debate about the ignorance of the US government. Many prominent figures across the country have raised their voices for the detained WNBA star. Chris Evert also showed his support by sharing a tweet from sports journalist John Feinstein.

Further, she wrote, “It’s NOT OK…It’s a horrible situation for Brittney and her family. She doesn’t deserve this treatment, it’s a nightmare…”

The US government is in constant talks with its Russian counterparts to bring the WNBA star home. With increasing pressure from elite athletes, it will be an uphill battle to bring Griner home.

Evert believes in Karma

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The 18-time Grand Slam champion never fails to point out the negative aspects of society. She remained the voice of equality and social justice. Other than that, a noble quality of the former world number one is her honesty. The 67-year-old has always accepted the mistakes in her life.

BOCA RATON, FL – NOVEMBER 03: Chris Evert poses for a portrait during the 2017 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic at Boca Raton Resort & Club on November 3, 2017 in Boca Raton, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/Getty Images)

In an old interview, the tennis legend revealed that she is very spiritual and a firm believer in the cycle of Karma. Karma basically means that a person has to face the consequences of his actions later in life.

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Recalling her mistakes, the 18-time Grand Slam champion admitted that divorcing Andy Mill to marry Greg Norman was the biggest mistake of her life. Later, when her marriage to Norman failed, she realized her mistake had broken her family.

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