Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954) 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 29 doubles titles.
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''... after being at the top, I don't think I could play senior tournaments, because you know how good you were. I don't know if I would enjoy that, being half of what I was.''Chris Evert (b. 1954), U.S. tennis player. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 61 (May 25, 1992). Evert, who had recently retired from professiona...
In tennis, at the end of the day you're a winner or a loser. You know exactly where you stand.... I don't need that anymore. I don't need my happiness, my well-being, to be based on winning and losing...Chris Evert (b. 1954), U.S. tennis player. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 64 (May 25, 1992). On retiring from professional tennis, in which s...
''I'm not an overly ambitious person; I don't feel like I have to excel.''Chris Evert (b. 1954), U.S. tennis player. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 61 (May 25, 1992). Evert, now a wife and mother, had once enjoyed t...