Chris Evert

Chris Evert

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Celebrity Speaker For Hire: Chris Evert

Chris Evert is considered one of the greatest female tennis players of all time, winning 18 Grand Slam titles along with staying at the pinnacle of women’s tennis for 7 years.

She has won more Grand Slam singles finals than any player, man or woman, in the history of professional tennis. She has also served as president of the Women’s Tennis Association for eleven years, becoming the face of women’s tennis worldwide.

Since retiring in 1989, Chris Evert has become involved in dozens of organizations including the Save the Children, the National Committee to Prevent Child Abuse, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and many others. She is also the founder of Chris Evert Charities, Inc. which has raised millions of dollars to fight substance abuse and to assist neglected and abused children.

Chris is also a partner and coach at Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida, which she opened in 1996.

 

Works/Achievements:

  • For seven years (1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1981) Chris Evert was ranked as the World’s No. 1 professional tennis player.
  • She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships and three doubles titles.
  • Overall Evert won 157 singles championships and 29 doubles titles.
  • Chris Evert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.
  • In 1997, Evert was awarded the Philippe Chatrier Award
  • In 1999, Evert was rated at No. 50 in ESPN’s Greatest North American Athletes of the 20th Century.
  • In 2005, TENNIS Magazine named her as the fourth on its list of 40 Greatest Tennis Players.

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