Chris Evert is a former American tennis player and a winner of 18 grand slams titles. She is also the former president of the Women’s Tennis Association and a tennis coach. She has been a tennis commentator with ESPN and is currently working on her own line of tennis apparels.
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Chris Evert was born as Christine Marie Evert on 21st December 1954 in Florida, USA. Her parents are Chris and Jimmy Evert. Her father was a tennis coach, and he was the one who introduced Chris and his other four children to tennis.
Chris started playing tennis at a very early age. She went to the St. Thomas Aquinas High School from where she graduated in 1973.
Chris has played in many tennis tournaments and is a record holder of the maximum number of wins on a clay court.
Chris has been married thrice. She was married to the tennis player John Llyod from 1979 to 1987.
In 1988 she married a second time to Skier Andy Mill. They together have three children. The couple divorced after 20 years of marriage in 2006.
Later on, Chris married Greg Norman, who was an Australian golfer. The marriage did not last long, and the couple divorced in 2009.
Currently, Chris runs her own tennis academy in Florida and has also launched her own tennis apparels line.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 21 December 1954, Chris Evert is 65 years old as of today’s date 8th October 2020. Her height is 1.70 m tall, and her weight is 57 kg.
Chris Evert has been at the number 1 position in the women’s singles tennis for a total of seven times. She was at number 1 for five consecutive years from 1974 to 1978.
Chris began playing tennis when she was just five years old and was ranked at number 1 in the under-14 girl’s category in the USA.
She played her first grand slam, the US Open at the age of 16 in 1971. She went on to play other grand slams and secured the second position at the Wimbledon and French Open in 1973.
Later on, she played other grand slams and was the winner of Australian Open two times in 1982 and 1984. She won the French Open seven times and the US Open 6 times. She also won the Wimbledon three times.
After retiring from professional tennis, Chris Evert opened her own tennis academy in Florida. She also works as the coach of a school team in Florida. She has also contributed articles in Tennis magazine and has worked as a commentator for ESPN.
Recently, she has launched her own line of tennis apparel.
Awards & Achievements
Apart from winning various grand slam titles, Chris Evert has also been honoured by various associations and organisations for her contribution to the world of women’s tennis.
She won the Sportswoman of the year award in 1976 from the Sports Illustrated magazine. She was also named as the women athlete of the year four times by associated press.
In 1995 she was inducted in the International tennis hall of fame. She has also been recognised as one of the world’s greatest tennis players ever.
Net Worth & Salary of Chris Evert in 2020
As of October 2020, Chris Evert has earned a total net worth of $20 million from her tennis career as a player, coach, commentator and writer.
Chris has earned total prize money of $8,895,195 from winning 157 singles championships and 32 doubles tournaments.
She has also earned as a coach in her tennis academy and also through her line of tennis apparels.
Chris Evert is a legendary tennis player who has given her best in all the matches she had ever played. One of the most respected and adored players of all times, Chris has been a mentor and a guide to many aspiring tennis players and has been recognized and awarded for her contributions to the game both on and off the field.