Married two-time Olympic downhill skier Andy Mill on July 30, 1988...Gave birth to sons Alexander James (October 12, 1991), Nicholas Joseph (June 8, 1994), and Colton Jack (June 14, 1996) in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida...Whole family is involved in tennis; mother, Colette, is a club player; father, Jimmy, retired in 1997 from teaching at Holiday Park in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he instructed his children: Jeanne, born in 1957, was a touring pro; Clare, born in 1968, played collegiate tennis for Southern Methodist University; eldest brother Drew, born in 1953, played varsity tennis at Auburn University and was a teaching pro; younger brother John, born in 1961, played varsity tennis at Auburn and works in the tennis industry...Two books include the autobiography Chrissie (written with Neil Amdur), published in 1982, and Lloyd on Lloyd (co-authored with John Lloyd in collaboration with Carol Thatcher), released in June 1986...Likes to visit Paris and The Great Barrier Reef in Hamilton Island...On November 11, 1989, was first female sports celebrity to guest host the American comedy television show Saturday Night Live...Featured on front of Wheaties cereal box in 1987...Hosted Chris Evert Special on prime-time television...Emerged as the most widely known athlete in the nation in a poll conducted by American Sports Data, Inc. in 1991.
ò To celebrate the WTA TourÆs 30th Anniversary, attended an on-court ceremony at the 2003 season-ending Championships that honored 13 world No. 1 champions (past and present), and founding members of the tourò In 2003, became one of first inductees into US Open Court of Championsò Founded Chris Evert Charities in 1989, and her efforts have raised more than $10 million to fight drug abuse and to assist neglected, drug-exposed and abused children; hosts an annual fund-raiser in Delray Beach, Florida, with celebrities and tennis stars for a weekend of pro-celebrity matches and a black-tie galaò In March 1996 opened and actively oversees the Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, Florida; the center specializes in junior development and offers programs for all skill levels from beginning to professionalò Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on July 16, 1995, becoming the fourth player (following Rod Laver, John Newcombe and Virginia Wade) to be elected unanimously by a worldwide media ballot of 185; sole 1995 inducteeò WTA Players Association president for record nine times, including eight terms consecutively from 1983-91; first term was 1975-76ò Named Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years by Women's Sports Foundation in April 1985; Women's Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year in 1981; elected to serve on its Board of Stewards in 1993ò Presented Flo Hyman Award by then-President George Bush February 9, 1990 at the White House in Washington, DCò Presented 1992 David Gray Special Service Award by the WTA Tour and also received WTA Tour Honorary Membership Award in 1992; recipient of WTA Tour Player Service Award in 1981, 1986 and 1987; selected by peers to receive WTA Tour Karen Krantzcke Sportsmanship Award in 1979ò Received Sports Illustrated Sportsman of the Year Award in 1976; first woman athlete to be featured in a Sports Illustrated commercial (first aired in 1986)ò Inducted into National High School Sports Hall of Fame in June 1992ò Awarded 1995 Family Circle Player Who Makes A Difference Awardò Was a participant in the Virginia Slims Legends Tour
SINGLESWinner (154 WTA Tour): 1971 - St. Petersburg, Charlotte, Tulsa, South Orange; 1972 - Virginia Slims Championships, Fort Lauderdale, Queen's Club, US Clay Courts; 1973 - Virginia Slims Championships, Akron, Johannesburg, New York Indoors, Sarasota, Atlanta, Miami, St. Petersburg, Cleveland, Columbus, Fort Lauderdale, US Clay Courts; 1974 - Roland Garros, Wimbledon, Rome, Hilton Head, US Clay Courts, Mission Viejo, Fort Lauderdale, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Dallas, Houston, Newport, Eastbourne, Canadian Open, Tokyo Gunze, Hilton Head Invitational; 1975 - Roland Garros, US Open, Rome, Hilton Head Invitational, San Francisco, US Clay Courts, Atlanta, Houston, Amelia Island (FC Cup), Virginia Slims Championships, Orlando, Akron, L'Eggs Classic-Austin TX, Rye [New York], Palm Springs, Tokyo Gunze ; 1976 - Wimbledon, US Open, San Francisco, Eastbourne, Washington DC, Detroit, Phoenix, L'Eggs Classic-Austin TX, Sarasota, Colgate Series Championships, Tokyo Gunze, Amelia Island; 1977 - US Open, Virginia Slims Championships, Colgate Series Championships, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Hollywood [Florida], Philadelphia, Tucson; 1978 - US Open, Colgate Series Championships, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Tokyo Emeron Cup; 1979 - Roland Garros, US Clay Courts, Eastbourne, Los Angeles, Seattle, Clairol Crown-La Costa, Vienna, Mahwah; 1980 - Roland Garros, US Open, Rome, US Clay Courts, Canadian Open, Brighton, Deerfield Beach, Chichester; 1981 - Wimbledon, Rome, Hilton Head, Amelia Island, Swiss Open, Boston, Deerfield Beach, Clairol Crown-La Costa, Sydney; 1982 - Australian Open, US Open, Rome, Atlanta, Amelia Island, Swiss Open, Deerfield Beach, Tokyo Lions Cup, Palm Beach Gardens, Tampa; 1983 - Roland Garros, Berlin, Amelia Island, Brighton, Palm Beach Gardens, Deerfield Beach; 1984 - Australian Open, Hilton Head, Canadian Open, Los Angeles, Key Biscayne, Johannesburg; 1985 - Roland Garros, Berlin, Hilton Head, Tokyo Lions Cup, Canadian Open, Newport, Brighton, Palm Beach Gardens, Key Biscayne, New Orleans; 1986 - Roland Garros, Miami, Key Biscayne, Oakland, Houston, Orlando; 1987 - European Open, Tampa, Houston, Dallas, New Orleans; 1988 - Los Angeles, Houston, New Orleans, Tampa.DOUBLESWinner (8): 1987 - Tampa (w/Turnbull); 1979 - Oakland (w/Casals), Los Angeles (w/Casals); 1976 - Wimbledon (w/Navratilova); 1975 - Roland Garros (w/Navratilova), Rome (w/Navratilova); 1974 - Roland Garros (w/Morozova), Rome (w/Morozova).ADDITIONALUnited States Fed Cup Team 1977-82, 86-87, 89. United States Wightman Cup Team 1971-73, 75-82, 84-85. United States Olympic Team 1988.
ò Owns the highest winning percentage in pro tennis history (.900)ò Has the best record on clay of any player for any single surface with a 125-match win streak set from August 1973-May 1979, until Tracy Austin defeated her 64 26 76 in 1979 Rome SFò Holds Open Era record for most consecutive Grand Slam SFs or better with 34 from 1971 US Open through 1983 Roland Garrosò Competed in 19th and final US Open in 1989; lost to Zina Garrison 76(1) 62 in QF; reached SFs or better in 17 of 19 appearances; first US Open was in 1971 at 16 years of age; won 101 matches at the US Open, more than any other player, male or femaleò From 1972-1989, was never ranked lower than the Top 4ò Won at least one Grand Slam title per year for 13 years, 1974-86ò Is tied with Martina Navratilova for fourth on all-time list with 18 Grand Slam singles titles (7 Roland Garros, 6 US Open, 3 Wimbledon, 2 Australian Open); Margaret Court leads all players with 24, Steffi Graf is second with 22 and Helen Wills Moody is third with 19ò Reclaimed the No. 1 ranking on June 10, 1985, after upsetting Navratilova 63 67(4) 75 in Roland Garros final; prior to that, her last time at No. 1 was June 1981ò Won 1,000th career singles match during 1984 Australian Open, becoming first player, male or female, to reach that landmark; ended career second in match wins with 1,309ò Reached SF or better of 52 of last 56 Grand Slamsò Mark of 55 consecutive match wins, set in 1974, stood until Martina Navratilova set record of 74 straight in 1984; through 2001, the 55-match winning streak ranks fifth in the Open Eraò Through 2002, her 154 singles titles ranks second in the Open Era
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