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Tennis Player Chris Evert Biography

18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert took inspiration from her now-late father, Jimmy Evert, a tennis player & coach. One of the four children, Evert comes from a family of tennis players; she turned professional by her teenage. Currently, in her mid-60s, the former No.1 tennis player won 157 singles titles throughout her career until her retirement in the late 80s.

When Was Chris Evert Born? All About Her Family!

Born on December 21, 1954, in Boca Raton, Florida, Evert is the daughter & one of 4 children to Jimmy Evert and Colette Thompson. Her full name is Christine Marie Evert but also got famous with nicknames, Ice Maiden and Poker Face.

Her father Jimmy (who died on August 21, 2015) was an American tennis player & coach. During Chris’ early days, he trained her to become a full-fledged tennis pro in the future.

Chris Evert with parents and siblings
Chris Evert with parents and siblings
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In fact, the Florida native’s siblings are into the tennis fraternity as well. Evert’s younger sister Jeanne is a professional tennis player; her brother John and youngest sister Clare both played scholarship tennis at Universities.

As of 2021, Chris Evert, who is an American by nationality, is 66 years old and stands 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) tall.

Educational Background & Career- What Does Evert Do Now?

Winner of 18 Grand slam singles championships, Mrs. Evert is a graduate of St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale. She later attended Auburn University in Alabama with a full athletic scholarship for tennis.

At the age of five, Evert became interested in tennis and started to learn tennis from her tennis coach father (Jimmy Evert). She had built a successful career by playing tennis, and she was also a professional player from America. From tennis, Evert achieved many titles in her whole career. On September 5, 1989, Evert retired from tennis. Nowadays, she works at a tennis academy in Florida as a coach and also as an analyst for ESPN.

Achievements Of Chris Evert

Evert is the only player who holds the record of 18 grand slams singles titles and 3 doubles. She was ranked number one in the world from 1974. Sports Illustrated magazine also awarded Evert as “Sportswoman of the Year” in 1976. Check out the list of her grand slams:

  • French Open, Wimbledon (1974)
  • French Open, US Open (1975)
  • Wimbledon, US Open (1976)
  • US Open (1977)
  • US Open (1978)
  • French Open (1979)
  • French Open, US Open (1980)
  • Wimbledon (1981)
  • Australian Open, US Open (1982)
  • French Open (1983)
  • Australian Open (1984)
  • French Open (1985)
  • French Open (1986)

How Much Is Net Worth of Chris Evert?

One of the greatest players from the United States of America (USA) is Christine Marie Evert, who has a net worth is approximately $16 Million and her main source of income is tennis.

Mrs. Evert has earned her net worth as a winner of 18 Grand slam singles championships during a career that spanned 20 years. She won a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open.

Check out her net worth conversion in different currencies:

Currency Net worth
BitCoin416฿ 
Euro13,439,440€ 
Pound Sterling11,444,080£ 
Australian Dollar21,642,384A$ 
Canadian Dollar19,897,920C$ 
Indian Rupee1,190,728,000₹ 

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Chris Evert Married For Three Times- Name Of Current Husband?

An inspiring tennis figure for the young generation, Evert has been married three times and is the mother of 3 children.

Firstly, she was in a relationship with tennis champ Jimmy Connors; they got engaged in 1973 but later called off their wedding. After 40 years, in 2013, Connors released his autobiography where he stated that they broke up after Chris decided to terminate the pregnancy of their child. Though, the former tennis player denied the claims.

On April 17, 1979, she exchanged vows with her first husband, John Lloyd, a British tennis player. But after her affair with British actor Adam Faith, the aforementioned couple briefly split & reconciled before they divorced on April 17, 1987.

Chris Evert and her second ex-husband Andy
Chris Evert and her second ex-husband Andy

Then, Chris Evert married her second husband, alpine ski racer Andy Mill, and remained together for 18 years (m. July 30, 1988- div. December 4, 2006). Together, they became parents to three children, all sons: Alexander James (b.1991), Nicholas Joseph (b. 1994), and Colton Jack (b. 1996).

Evert with her son Nicky
Evert with her son Nicky
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On June 28, 2008, Evert married Australian Golfer Greg Norman, her second husband. But after 15 months of marriage, they split and divorced on December 8, 2009. Ever since she is away from any publicly disclosed relationship and is allegedly single.

There was a rumor about plastic surgery of professional tennis player Mrs. Evert, but Mrs. Evert has never mentioned plastic surgery.

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Controversy

ESPN analyst and tennis legend Chris Evert has worked as a commentator on the Australian Open Tennis Tournament. During the match between Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, Evert’s commentary surged a comment of disappointment after many alleged her comments as racism.

Quick Facts

Full nameChristine Marie Evert
Date of BirthDecember 21, 1954
Father nameJimmy Evert
Mother nameColette Thompson
NationalityUnited States of America
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight57 kg (126 lb)
ProfessionTennis player
Net worth$16 million
Marital statusSingle
SpouseGreg Norman (2008-2009, divorced); Andy Mill (1988-2006, divorced); John Lloyd (1979-1987, divorced)
ChildrenAlexander James, Colton Jack, Nicholas Joseph
Social mediaInstagram(@chrissieevert), Twitter (@Chris evert)

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