Chris Evert

Professional Tennis Player

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert is a former world #1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981.… Read More

related links

News + Updates

Browse recent news and stories about Chris Evert.

  • Tennis Evert Sees Post Serena 'new Era' Taking Shape
    Yahoo News - Oct 29, 2016
  • Chris Evert Serves Up Her Beautiful Boca Raton Estate For $6 M
    Fox News - Oct 06, 2016
  • Serena Williams Rides Serve To First Round Win Over Ekaterina Makarova
    ABC News - Aug 31, 2016
  • Tennis Records Aside, Us Open Getting Personal For Serena
    Yahoo News - Aug 25, 2016


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Chris Evert.


1954 Birth Born on December 21, 1954.


1969 14 Years Old By 1969 she had become the No. 1 ranked under-14 girl in the United States. … Read More
1971 16 Years Old 1 More Event
Evert made her Grand Slam tournament debut at the 1971 US Open, aged 16, receiving an invitation after winning the national sixteen-and-under championship. … Read More
1973 18 Years Old In 1973 Evert was the runner-up at the French Open and the Wimbledon Tournament. … Read More
1974 19 Years Old …  They got engaged when she was 19 and a wedding was planned for November 8, 1974. … Read More


Evert has served as president of the Women's Tennis Association during eleven calendar years, 1975–76 and 1983-91. … Read More
1976 21 Years Old 1 More Event
The following 1976 season holds a unique distinction for Evert, as this was the only time in her career where she won both Wimbledon and the US Open titles in the same year. … Read More
1977 22 Years Old 1 More Event
1977 and 1978 saw Evert continue to dominate the women's game, winning two more US Opens, the final one played at Forest Hills on clay (1977) and the inaugural one on hard courts at Flushing Meadow (1978). … Read More
1979 24 Years Old 1 More Event
…  The streak was broken on May 12, 1979 in a semifinal of the Italian Open, when Evert lost to Tracy Austin in a third-set tiebreak after Evert lost a game point to go up 5–2 in the final set. … Read More
1981 26 Years Old Evert rebounded with another clay court streak that reached 64 matches (including titles at the 1979 and 1980 French Open) before ending with a semi-final loss to eventual winner Hana Mandlíková at the 1981 French Open (a record of 189 victories in 191 matches on clay from 1973 to 1981). … Read More


1985 30 Years Old In 1985 Evert prevailed 6–3, 6–7, 7–5, a win that saw her capture the World No. 1 computer ranking for the fifth and final time.
1986 31 Years Old For Evert, beating Navratilova in any slam represented beating the best player, which provided her with two of her most satisfying "final time" wins: The 1986 French Open, where at the age of 31 years, she won her last Grand Slam title defeating Navratilova in three sets and the 1988 Australian Open where she handily dispatched Navratilova in the semifinals in two sets to reach her 34th and last Grand Slam final at the age of 33. … Read More
1988 33 Years Old In 1988 Evert married two-time Olympic downhill skier Andy Mill. … Read More
1989 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Evert retired from the professional tour in 1989. … Read More


1995 40 Years Old In 1995 she was the fourth player ever to be unanimously elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame following a worldwide ballot of 185 sports journalists whilst 1999 saw Evert rated No. 50 among ESPN's Greatest North American athletes of the 20th century.


2005 50 Years Old In 2005, TENNIS Magazine named her fourth on its list of 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era. … Read More
2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 13, 2006 Evert filed for divorce.
2008 53 Years Old Evert left Mill to marry her third husband, Australian golfer Greg Norman, a married friend of Mill's, on June 28, 2008 in the Bahamas. On October 2, 2009 they announced they were separating after only 15 months of marriage. Their divorce became final on December 8, 2009. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old In June 2011, she joined ESPN as a tennis commentator for Grand Slam tournaments.


2015 60 Years Old In 2015, she launched a line of tennis and active apparel in collaboration with Tail Activewear called Chrissie by Tail.
Original Authors of this text are noted on
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.