Chris Evert


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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...
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