Chris Evert

Professional Tennis Player

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born 21 December 1954) is a umwhile Warld No. 1 profeesional tennis player frae the Unitit States. She wan 18 Grand Slam singles championships, includin a record seiven championships at the French Open an a record sax championships at the U.S. Open. She wis the year-endin Warld No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, an 1981.

Chris Evert
Kintra Unitit States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Born (1954-12-21) 21 December 1954 (age 65)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Hicht1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro1972
Retired1989
PlaysRicht-handit (twa-handit backhand)
Prize money$8,895,195
Int. Tennis HOF1995 (member page)
Singles
Career record1304–144
Career titles157
Heichest rankinNo. 1 (3 November 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)
Ither toornaments
Tour FinalsW (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career record117–39
Career titles32
Heichest rankinNo. 13 (12 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1988)
French OpenW (1974, 1975)
WimbledonW (1976)
Last updatit on: 14 August 2006.

Evert's career winnin percentage in singles matches o 90.05% (1309–145) is the best in the history o profeesional tennis, man or wumman.[1] On clay courts her career winnin percentage in singles matches o 94.05% (316–20) remains a WTA record. In tennis writer Steve Flink's beuk The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, he namit Evert as the third best female player o the 20t century, efter Steffi Graf an Martina Navratilova.[2] Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles feenals, mair nor ony player, man or wumman, in the history o profeesional tennis.[3] She reached the semifeenals or better, in singles, o 52 o the 56 Grand Slams she played, includin the semifeenals or better o 34 consecutive Grand Slams played frae the 1971 U.S. Open throu the 1983 French Open.[4] Evert niver lost in the first or seicont roond o a Grand Slam singles tournament. She wan 157 singles championships. In weemen's doubles, Evert wan three Grand Slam titles an 29 regular tour championships.

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Notes
  1. "Ranking the top-10 women's tennis players of all time". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. "Exclusive Interview with Steve Flink about the career of Chris Evert". ChrisEvert.net. Retrieved February 14, 2007.
  3. "Women with most tennis Grand Slam finals appearances". Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  4. "Chris Evert WTA Player Profile". Retrieved June 6, 2012.

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