WASHINGTON, D.C., USA - Chris Evert and Pam Shriver were among the sports stars who attended the funeral of former US President George H W Bush on Wednesday.

They joined other famous names including golfers Jack Nicklaus and Fred Couples and NFL's Peyton Manning.

Both had earlier shared memories of Bush on social media, with Evert recalling his support for her pro-celebrity tennis event.

Other tennis legends, including Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova, paid tribute to him and his public service.