Christine Marie Evert is an American former world No. 1 tennis player who is professionally known as Chris Evert. She is well recognized for winning a Grand Slam title every year from 1974 to 1986. She began taking tennis lessons tennis at the young age of five from her father who was a professional tennis coach. Evert holds the record of most consecutive years (13) of winning at least one Major title. Her career winning percentage in singles matches of 90.00% (1309-146) is the highest in the history of tennis, for men or women whereas her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382-22) remains a WTA record on clay courts. Chris was a coach and is now an analyst for ESPN, and has a line of tennis and active apparel in later life. Moreover, she became a supporter of the new Women’s Sports Policy Working Group formed in response to President Joe Biden’s executive order that mandates blanket inclusion for all transgender female athletes in 2021. 

Chris Evert has been diagnosed with cancer

Chris Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three Grand Slam doubles titles in her career, said Friday she has been diagnosed with stage 1 ovarian cancer. In a Twitter post linking an ESPN article Evert co-wrote with ESPN journalist Chris McKendry, Evert said she wanted to share her diagnosis and story “as a way to help others.”

“I feel very lucky that they caught it early and expect positive results from my chemo plan,” Evert wrote in a statement posted on Twitter. “Thanks to all of you for respecting my need to focus on my health and treatment plan.” She added she will appear from home at times during ESPN’s coverage of the Australian Open, which begins on 17th January.

What is Chris Evert Famous For?

  • Being an American former world No. 1 tennis player.
  • For winning a Grand Slam title every year from 1974 to 1986.

American former world No. 1 tennis player, Chris Evert


Where is Chris Evert from?

Chris Evert was born on 21st December 1954 with the real name of Christine Marie Evert in Boca Raton, Florida, the U.S. She holds American nationality and she came from American-white ethnic background. Likewise, her religious belief is in the Catholic religion, and her race is white. Evert has celebrated her 67th birthday as of 2021 and as per her birth date, her star sign is Sagittarius. Chris is the daughter of her mother, Colette Evert, and her father, Jimmy Evert. Her father was a tennis pro whose focus made her and her sister tennis pros as she has four siblings named Jeanne Evert, Clare Evert, Drew Evert, John Evert.

Talking about Evert’s education, she is a 1973 graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Ft. Lauderdale.

Chris Evert Family


Chris Evert Career Timeline

  • Chris Evert kicks off her career becoming the No. 1 ranked under-14 girl in the United States by 1969 after which she played her first senior tournament in that year also, reaching the semifinals in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, losing to Mary-Ann Eisel in three sets. 
  • She won the national 16-and-under championship and was invited to play in an eight-player clay-court tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1970 as well as she made her Grand Slam tournament debut at age 16 at the 1971 US Open; she received an invitation after winning the national 16-and-under championship.
  • She was the runner-up at the French Open and the Wimbledon Championships in 1973 and ended the year with a 100-7 match record, winning 16 tournaments including two Grand Slams, having been a finalist in her first Australian Open, and having for a fourth straight year reached the semifinals at the US Open.
  • She was the world’s No. 1 player for the next five years as well as she won her second French Open and the first of four straight US Open titles by defeating Cawley in a three-set final in 1975.
  • However, she lost to Goolagong Cawley again in the final of the Virginia Slims Championships whereas her record of seven French Open singles titles stood for 27 years until being broken in June 2013 by Rafael Nadal. 
  • Also, she won at least one Grand Slam singles title a year for 13 consecutive years, from 1974 through 1986, and in total, of the record 34 Grand Slam finals reached, Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles: seven at the French Open (a record for female), six at the US Open (an open era record, male or female, tied with Serena Williams), three at Wimbledon, and two at the Australian Open (both on grass).
  • She also won three Grand Slam doubles titles, at the French in 1974 with Olga Morozova whereas her overall record in Grand Slam events was 297-38 (88.7%): 72-6 at the French Open, 94-15 at Wimbledon, 101-13 at the US Open (the record for most singles match wins in history, male or female).
  • She played a reduced schedule in 1989 and retired from the professional tour after the US Open and upon her retirement, she had amassed 18 Grand Slam singles titles (at the time, an Open Era record, male or female), won 157 singles titles (at the time, the record for male or female) and 32 doubles titles. In her 303 tournaments played, Evert reached 229 finals with a win/loss record of 157-72 (68.6%) and 273 semifinals with a win/loss record of (90.1%). 
  • She won the WTA Tour Championships four times and helped the United States win the Fed Cup eight times and her last match was a 6-3, 6-2 win over Conchita Martinez in the final of the 1989 Fed Cup.
  • Furthermore, Chris currently owns the Evert Tennis Academy with her brother John in Boca Raton, Florida, and helps coach the Saint Andrew’s School’s high school tennis team. 
  • She contributes to Tennis magazine, of which she is also publisher as well as she joined ESPN as a tennis commentator for Grand Slam tournaments in June 2011.
  • As well, Chris was also a member of the Athlete Advisory Committee for the 2019 Aurora Games.

Awards and Achievements

  • Chris Evert was voted the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year on four occasions and was the first female athlete to be Sports Illustrated magazine’s sole recipient of the “Sportswoman of the Year” award in 1976.
  • She was voted the “Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years” by the Women’s Sports Foundation in 1985.
  • 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 in 1995.
  • She was awarded the International Club’s prestigious Jean Borotra Sportsmanship Award in 2001.
  • In June 2013, Evert was awarded a special merit from the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

Chris Evert with her Trophy


Who is Chris Evert married to?

Chris Evert is a married tennis player. She had a relationship with tennis player Jimmy Connors in the 1970s and the couple even played mixed doubles occasionally. They were engaged but the wedding was called off. Then she married tennis player John Lloyd in 1979. However, they divorced in 1987. During this marriage, Chris had an affair with British singer Adam Faith. Also, in 1988, she married Olympic skier Andy Mill and had three sons Alexander James (1991), Nicholas Joseph (1994), and Colton Jack (1996). In 2006, she filed for a divorce that was granted later that year. Later, she married Australian golfer Norman in 2008. However, after a short period of 15 months into the marriage, they announced that they were getting a divorce which was finalized in 2009. Reflecting on Evert’s sexual orientation, she is straight.

Chris Evert with her husband and their kids


How much is Chris Evert Net Worth?

Chris Evert is a versatile woman who has a net worth of $16 million as of 2021. She has also a handsome amount of salary which is around $2.69 million per year. She signed a contract with Puritan Fashions to endorse a line of sportswear from where she gained a fine amount of money. Chris has earned a considerable amount of money from her profession as her major source of income is from her tennis career.

What is the Height and Weight of Chris Evert?

Chris Evert stands at an ideal height of 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in) with a balanced body weight of 57 kg. She has good-looking blonde hair and dark brown eyes color. Additionally, Chris has an athletic body build with 33-25-33 in body measurements.

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