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Chris Evert
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Chris Evert in the 1980s
Full name Christine Marie Evert
Country  United States
Residence Boca Raton, Florida, United States
Born December 21, 1954 (1954-12-21) (age 64)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Turned pro 1972
Retired September 5, 1989
Plays Right-handed (two-handed backhand)
Prize money $8,895,195
Int. Tennis HOF 1995 (member page)
Singles
Career record 1309–146 (89.96%)
Career titles 157
Highest ranking No. 1 (November 3, 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)
Other tournaments
Championships W (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Doubles
Career record 117–39 (75.0%)
Career titles 32
Highest ranking No. 13 (September 12, 1988)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open F (1988)
French Open W (1974, 1975)
Wimbledon W (1976)
Team Competitions
Fed Cup W (1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986, 1989)

Christine Marie Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981. Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 32 doubles titles.

Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis. She holds the record of most consecutive years to win at least one Grand Slam title with 13. Evert reached the semifinals or better, in singles, of 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open. Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament. In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven championships at the French Open.

Evert's career winning percentage in singles matches of 89.96% (1309–146) is the highest in the history of Open Era tennis, for men or women. On clay courts, her career winning percentage in singles matches of 94.55% (382–22) remains a WTA record. Evert is regarded by some to be the greatest female tennis player of all time.

Evert has served as president of the Women's Tennis Association during eleven calendar years, 1975–76 and 1983–91. She was awarded the Philippe Chatrier award and inducted into the Hall of Fame. In later life Evert was a coach and is now an analyst for ESPN and has a line of tennis and active apparel.

She was engaged to Jimmy Connors in 1974. She married John Lloyd in 1979; they divorced in 1987. She married Andy Mill in 1988; they had three sons. She divorced him in 2006. She married Greg Norman in 2008; they divorced in 2009. She lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

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Chris Evert and John Lloyd in Fort Lauderdale ca. 1978

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