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Chris Evert

Professional Tennis Player
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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

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    Huffington Post - Jul 27, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Mar 23, 2016
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    Yahoo News - Jan 13, 2016

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1954 Birth Born on December 21, 1954.

TEENAGE

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 …  A wedding was planned for November 8, 1974 but it was called off.

TWENTIES

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 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 6–4, 2–6, 7–6(4) after Evert lost a game point to go up 5–2 in the third set. … Read More

THIRTIES

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 31 years-old, she won her last Grand Slam title defeating Navratilova 2–6, 6–3, 6–3 and the 1988 Australian Open where she handily dispatched Navratilova in the semi-finals 6-2 7-5 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

FORTIES

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.

FIFTIES

2005 50 Years Old In 2005, TENNIS Magazine named her fourth on its list of TENNIS Magazine's 40 Greatest Players of the TENNIS Era.
2006 51 Years Old 1 More Event
On November 13, 2006 Evert filed for divorce.
2008 53 Years Old Evert married her third husband, Australian golfer Greg Norman, on June 28, 2008 in the Bahamas. On October 2, 2009 they announced they were separating after only 15 months. Their divorce became final on December 8, 2009 after 18 months of marriage. … Read More
2011 56 Years Old In June 2011 she joined ESPN as a tennis commentator.
2012 57 Years Old In 2012, Tennis Channel conducted a poll of players and experts to determine the 100 greatest players of all-time, in which Evert ranked ninth overall, and fourth highest among women (finishing behind Graf, Navratilova, and Court respectively.) In June 2013 Evert was awarded a special merit from the International Tennis Hall of Fame. … Read More
Until February 2013 she held the record of the oldest woman to be ranked number 1, achieving that distinction after reclaiming the spot for the final time during the week of November 24, 1985, at the age of 30 years and 11 months. … Read More
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