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Chris Evert

Chris Evert
Personal information
NameChris Evert
CountryUnited States
ResidenceBoca Raton, Florida, U.S.
Height1.68 m
Turned pro1972
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
Career prize money$8,895,195
Int. Tennis HOF1995
Career record1309 � 146 (90.0%) (2nd)
Career titles157
Highest rankingNo. 1 (November 3, 1975)
Grand Slam results
Australian OpenW (1982, 1984)
French OpenW (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985, 1986)
WimbledonW (1974, 1976, 1981)
US OpenW (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, 1982)
Major tournaments
WTA ChampionshipsW (1972, 1973, 1975, 1977)
Career record117 � 39 (75.0%)
Career titles32
Highest ranking
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (1988)
French OpenW (1974, 1975)
WimbledonW (1976)

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Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former world number 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open. She was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981.

Evert's career win � loss record in singles matches of 1,309 � 146 (.900) is the best of any professional player in tennis history. In tennis writer Steve Flink's book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, he named Evert as the third best female player of the 20th century, after Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Evert never lost in the first or second rounds of a Grand Slam singles tournament. She won 157 singles championships. In women's doubles, Evert won three Grand Slam titles and 29 regular tour championships.

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