Chris Evert

Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is an American former world No. 1 tennis player. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-end world no. 1 singles player in 1974,[citation needed] 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978,[citation needed] 1980, and 1981. Overall, Evert won 157 singles titles and 32 doubles titles.

Chris Evert
Evert in the 1980s[1]
Full nameChristine Marie Evert
Country (sports) United States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida
Born (1954-12-21) December 21, 1954 (age 66)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1972
RetiredSeptember 5, 2020
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachJimmy Evert
Dennis Ralston[2]
Prize money$8,895,195
Int. Tennis HoF1995 (member page)
Singles
Career record1309–146 (90.0%)
Career titles157
Highest rankingNo. 1 (November 3, 1975)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian OpenW (1982, 1984)
French OpenW (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)
WimbledonW (1974, 1976, 1981)
US OpenW (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982)
Other tournaments
Tour FinalsW (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Olympic Games3R (1988)
Doubles
Career record117–39 (75.0%)
Career titles32
Highest rankingNo. 13 (September 12, 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1988)
French OpenW (1974, 1975)
WimbledonW (1976)
US OpenSF (1973, 1975, 1979)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989)

Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis.[3] She holds the record of most consecutive years (13) of winning at least one Major title.[4] In singles, Evert reached the semifinals or better in 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.[5] Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament and lost in the third round only twice. In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven titles at the French Open and a co-record six championships at the US Open (tied with Serena Williams).

Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 90.00% (1309–146) is the fifth highest in the history of tennis, for men or women.[6] On clay courts, her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA record.

Evert served as president of the Women's Tennis Association for eleven calendar years, 1975–76 and 1983–91. She was awarded the Philippe Chatrier award and inducted into the Hall of Fame. In later life, Evert was a coach and is now an analyst for ESPN, and has a line of tennis and active apparel.


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