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Chris Evert is a former American professional tennis player

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BirthdayDecember 21, 1954
NationalityAmerican
FamousSportspersons, Tennis Players
City/StateFlorida
SpousesGreg Norman
SiblingsClare Evert, Drew Evert, Jeanne Evert, John Evert
Known asChris Evert-Lloyd, Christine Marie Evert, Christine Marie
Childrens Alexander James, Colton Jack, Nicholas Joseph
Universities
  • St. Thomas Aquinas High School
Birth PlaceFort Lauderdale
Height168cm
GenderFemale
FatherJimmy Evert
MotherColette Thompson
Net Worth$32.5 Million as of Jan 2017
Sun SignSagittarius
Born inFort Lauderdale
Famous asTennis Player

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Who is Chris Evert?

Christine Marie Evert also called Chrissie or Chris Evert is a former American professional tennis player. Born into a family where tennis playing family, of their lifestyle, Chris Evert started taking tennis lessons tennis at a young age of five from her father who was a professional tennis coach. On court, while playing the game, she was known to be strong-willed and stoic and this demeanor earned her the nickname “Ice Princess” from media. She later mentioned that remaining calm and composed allowed her to understand the shortcomings of the opponent and perform better. Chris Evert had to her credit a powerful playing style–the two handed backhand; one of the finest in the sport. In her professional tennis career that spanned a little less than two decades, Chris Evert was able to leave a mark as she was part of the sport when it had begun garnering attention from a worldwide audience. Her passion for tennis continues and she has a tennis coaching academy at Florida. Alongside she is also associated with a US based sports channel as a tennis commentator and publisher of a sports magazine

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Childhood & Early Life

Chris Evert was born on 21 December 1954, in Boca Raton, Florida, to Jimmy Evert, and Colette Thompson. Her father was a professional tennis coach and Christ Evert began taking tennis lessons from her father at the age of five.

In 1973, she graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale and later attended the Auburn University in Alabama with a full athletic scholarship for tennis.

As a child, constant practice helped Chris Evert become the No. 1 junior player in the ‘Under 14’ age group. She also won the national championship (Girls – Under 16) for tennis in 1970.

Career

When Evert was 15 years she was invited to play an eight player clay court tournament where she defeated Margaret Court - a world No. 1 and Grand Slam winner in the semi-finals. This led to Chris Evert being selected as the youngest ever player in the US Wightman team.

Chris Evert made her Grand Slam debut in 1971 following an invitation to play at the U.S. Open where she played against several seasoned professional players and reached the semi-finals.

In 1973, Chris Evert finished as runner up in the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments.

In 1974, she went through a “winning streak” of 55 consecutive matches during which she won the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments along with 16 other tournaments. Chris Evert also reached the finals of her maiden Australian Open tournament and semi-finals of the US Open. She was chosen to be ranked No. 1 by tennis experts. This ranking remained up to 1979.

In 1975, Chris Evert won the French Open and US Open tournament. The WTA rankings were introduced this year and she was the first woman tennis player to be ranked No.1.

In 1976, Chris Evert won the US Open and Wimbledon; the only time in her career she won both the tournaments in same year. During the two years that followed Chris Evert won 18 of 25 tournaments played, and won the US Open tournaments in both years.

Chris Evert dominated the clay court matches and starting from 1973 she won 125 consecutive matches on clay losing only eight sets in the period. This winning streak was broken in 1979 semi-final of Italian Open when she lost to Tracy Austin. Her ranking dropped to No. 2 that year.

Chris Evert regained her No.1 ranking between 1980-1981 with victories in the French Open (1980), US Open (1980) and Wimbledon (1981).

In 1982, she won her first Australian Open and thus completed her career Grand slam. But, by this time her dominance in women’s tennis was being seriously challenged by Martina Navratilova it gave birth to a great rivalry between the two of them.

Over a period of time Martina became the No.1 player and Chris Evert’s performance dipped. But, Evert still managed to win the Australian Open in 1984 and the French Open in 1985 and 1986.

In 1989, Chris Evert retired from professional tennis. Presently, Chris Evert operates a tennis academy in Florida along with coaching the high school team at Saint Andrew’s high school. She also contributes to the magazine “Tennis” where she is a publisher as well.

Beginning 2011, she has been associated with ESPN as a tennis commentator.

Awards and Achievements:

Between 1974 and 1986, Christ Evert won at least one major tournament every year.

In 1976, Chris Evert was awarded “Sportswoman of the Year” by the ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine.

In 1985, the Women’s Sports Foundation voted her as “Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years”.

In 1995, Chris Evert was unanimously selected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Chris Evert had to her credit 7 French Open singles for 27 years until it was broken by Rafael Nadal in 2013. She is still the only woman player who has achieved this. Again in 2013 she was awarded a special merit from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

She has the maximum number of clay court Grand Slam titles till date i.e. 10.

Chris Evert has to her credit 18 Grand Slam single titles and 3 doubles championships. On the whole, she has won 157 single titles and 29 doubles tournaments.

She was ranked number one in the world from 1974 to 1978 and in 1980 and 1981.

Personal Life & Legacy:

In the 1970s Chris had a relationship with tennis player Jimmy Connors. The couple even played mixed doubles occasionally. They were engaged but the wedding was called off

She married tennis player John Lloyd in 1979. However, they divorced in 1987. During this marriage Chris Evert had an affair with British singer Adam Faith.

In 1988, Chris Evert married Olympic skier Andy Mill and had three sons – Alexander James (1991), Nicholas Joseph (1994) and Colton Jack (1996). In 2006, she filed for a divorce that was granted later that year.

She married Australian golfer Norman in 2008. However after a short period of 15 months into marriage they announced that they were getting a divorce which was finalized in 2009.

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Chris Evert awards

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1981 - BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year
1976 - Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year
1980; 1977; 1975 - Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year
1990 - Glamour Woman of the Year Award

Chris Evert biography timelines

  • // 21st Dec 1954
    Chris Evert was born on 21 December 1954, in Boca Raton, Florida, to Jimmy Evert, and Colette Thompson. Her father was a professional tennis coach and Christ Evert began taking tennis lessons from her father at the age of five.
  • // 1970
    As a child, constant practice helped Chris Evert become the No. 1 junior player in the ‘Under 14’ age group. She also won the national championship (Girls – Under 16) for tennis in 1970.
  • // 1971
    Chris Evert made her Grand Slam debut in 1971 following an invitation to play at the U.S. Open where she played against several seasoned professional players and reached the semi-finals.
  • // 1973
    In 1973, she graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale and later attended the Auburn University in Alabama with a full athletic scholarship for tennis.
  • // 1973
    In 1973, Chris Evert finished as runner up in the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments.
  • // 1973 To 1979
    Chris Evert dominated the clay court matches and starting from 1973 she won 125 consecutive matches on clay losing only eight sets in the period. This winning streak was broken in 1979 semi-final of Italian Open when she lost to Tracy Austin. Her ranking dropped to No. 2 that year.
  • // 1974 To 1979
    In 1974, she went through a “winning streak” of 55 consecutive matches during which she won the French Open and Wimbledon tournaments along with 16 other tournaments. Chris Evert also reached the finals of her maiden Australian Open tournament and semi-finals of the US Open. She was chosen to be ranked No. 1 by tennis experts. This ranking remained up to 1979.
  • // 1974 To 1986
    Between 1974 and 1986, Christ Evert won at least one major tournament every year.
  • // 1975
    In 1975, Chris Evert won the French Open and US Open tournament. The WTA rankings were introduced this year and she was the first woman tennis player to be ranked No.1.
  • // 1976
    In 1976, Chris Evert won the US Open and Wimbledon; the only time in her career she won both the tournaments in same year. During the two years that followed Chris Evert won 18 of 25 tournaments played, and won the US Open tournaments in both years.
  • // 1976
    In 1976, Chris Evert was awarded “Sportswoman of the Year” by the ‘Sports Illustrated’ magazine.
  • // 1979 To 1987
    She married tennis player John Lloyd in 1979. However, they divorced in 1987. During this marriage Chris Evert had an affair with British singer Adam Faith.
  • // 1982
    In 1982, she won her first Australian Open and thus completed her career Grand slam. But, by this time her dominance in women’s tennis was being seriously challenged by Martina Navratilova it gave birth to a great rivalry between the two of them.
  • // 1985
    In 1985, the Women’s Sports Foundation voted her as “Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years”.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, Chris Evert retired from professional tennis. Presently, Chris Evert operates a tennis academy in Florida along with coaching the high school team at Saint Andrew’s high school. She also contributes to the magazine “Tennis” where she is a publisher as well.
  • // 1995
    In 1995, Chris Evert was unanimously selected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    She married Australian golfer Norman in 2008. However after a short period of 15 months into marriage they announced that they were getting a divorce which was finalized in 2009.
  • // 2011
    Beginning 2011, she has been associated with ESPN as a tennis commentator.
  • // 2013
    Chris Evert had to her credit 7 French Open singles for 27 years until it was broken by Rafael Nadal in 2013. She is still the only woman player who has achieved this. Again in 2013 she was awarded a special merit from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

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  • What is Chris Evert birthday?

    Chris Evert was born at 1954-12-21

  • Where is Chris Evert's birth place?

    Chris Evert was born in Fort Lauderdale

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    Chris Evert's nationalities is American

  • Who is Chris Evert spouses?

    Chris Evert's spouses is Greg Norman

  • Who is Chris Evert siblings?

    Chris Evert's siblings is Clare Evert, Drew Evert, Jeanne Evert, John Evert

  • Who is Chris Evert childrens?

    Chris Evert's childrens is Alexander James, Colton Jack, Nicholas Joseph

  • What was Chris Evert universities?

    Chris Evert studied at St. Thomas Aquinas High School

  • How tall is Chris Evert?

    Chris Evert's height is 168

  • Who is Chris Evert's father?

    Chris Evert's father is Jimmy Evert

  • Who is Chris Evert's mother?

    Chris Evert's mother is Colette Thompson

  • What is Chris Evert's sun sign?

    Chris Evert is Sagittarius

  • How famous is Chris Evert?

    Chris Evert is famouse as Tennis Player