Chris Evert

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Chris Evert
Elk-name Chrissie
Ice Maiden
Kintra Banner o Unitit States Unitit States
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Born December 21, 1954 (1954-12-21) (age 59)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, U.S.
Hicht 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Wicht 57 kg (126 lb)
Turned pro 1972
Retired 1989
Plays Richt-handit (twa-handit backhand)
Career prize money $8,895,195
Int. Tennis HOF 1995 (member page)
Singles
Career record 1309–145 (90.05%)
Career titles 157
Heichest rankin No. 1 (3 November 1975)
Grand Slam Singles 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)
Ither tournaments
Championships W (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career record 117–39 (75.0%)
Career titles 32
Heichest rankin No. 13 (12 September 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1988)
French Open W (1974, 1975)
Wimbledon W (1976)
Last updatit on: 14 August 2006.

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.

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 book 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 than 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 through 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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