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Chris Evert

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Biography:

Sports Motivational Speaker Chris Evert is a former world #1 ranked tennis player who now owns and operates the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida. In the past, she served as the president of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) from 1975-1976 and 1983-1991. Since 2011, Chris has worked as an analyst and tennis correspondent for ESPN.

Over the course of her 17 year career as a pro tennis player, Sports Motivational Speaker Chris Evert proved to be one of the most consistent and successful players in the history of Open Era tennis. Her astronomical career winning percentage amounted to 89.96% in singles matches. Her 94.55% win percentage on clay courts is still a WTA record.

Chris won 18 Grand Slam individual titles and tacked on 3 more Grand Slam victories in doubles play. Her 7 career French Open titles is the most ever by a female player and her record of 6 U.S. Open titles was tied by none other than Serena Williams in 2014. She was seemingly always in the mix for Grand Slam titles, setting a record for the most Grand Slam singles finals appearances by a male or female player with 34.

Sports Motivational Speaker Chris Evert was a teen sensation, making her first Grand Slam tournament appearance at the 1971 U.S. Open when she was just 16 years old. 3 years later she had worked her way to become the #1 ranked female tennis player in the world. She sat atop the rankings for 5 straight years from 1974-1978 and again from 1980-1981. In 1985, the Women’s Sports Foundation named her the Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years. Following her retirement in November of 1989, Chris became the first female sports celebrity ever to guest host Saturday Night Live. She was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.

Sports Motivational Speaker Chris Evert is a grand ambassador for the game of tennis and a role model for women in sports.