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Chris Evert
Chris Evert
Country USA
Biographical Information
Birthplace Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, USA
Physical Information
Gender Female
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Tennis Information
Plays Right-handed
Career prize money $8,895,195
Singles
Career Record 1309–146
Career titles 157
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 3, 1975)
Grand Slam results
Australian Open W (1982, 1984)
French Open W (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)
Wimbledon W (1974, 1976, 1981)
US Open W (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982)
WTA Tour Finals W (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career Record 117-39
Career titles 32
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1988)
French Open W (1974, 1975)
Wimbledon W (1976)
Last updated on 23 August, 2011.

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert is a professional American tennis player born December 21, 1954 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Evert’s father was a professional tennis coach, and she and her siblings began playing the game as young children. At 15, she impressed the tennis world by beating the No. 1 player, Margaret Court, in a semifinal match in North Carolina.

CareerEdit

Chris Evert captured her first Wimbledon title in 1974 at age 19, winning again in 1976 and 1981. She also won the US singles title in 1975–80 and 1982, the French Open in 1974–5, 1979–80, and 1984, and the Australian Open in 1982 and 1984. Her career win-loss record in singles matches of 1,309-146 is the best of any professional player in tennis history.

Post-tennisEdit

Chris Evert retired from professional tennis in 1989 and was elected to the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995. She currently operates a tennis academy with Robert and Carling Seguso. Once engaged to fellow Wimbledon champ Jimmy Connors and married to British tennis player John Lloyd, Chris Evert wed professional ski racer Andy Mill in 1988. The couple has three sons and divorced in 2006.

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