Chris Evert is a legendary American Tennis player who has won total 18 grand slam singles and three doubles titles. She remained on no. 1 rank for almost her entire career. Now, she is retired, but there is still no female tennis player in the world who can stand in front of the achievements of Chris Evert. Today, let’s learn about the career, biography, and net worth of Chris Evert in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Sometimes tagged as Chris Evert Lloyd, Chris Evert was born as Christine Marie Evert on December 21, 1954, in Boca Raton, Florida. Her father, Jimmy Evert, was a professional Tennis coach and Chris started taking lessons from him since the age of five. Her mother’s name is Colette Thompson. She has four siblings. Though she began learning tennis skills at 5, she didn’t let her studies be affected. She attended St. Thomas Aquinas High School and later enrolled at Auburn University in Alabama. On the other hand, she continued honing her game skills.
Unlike her professional career, Chris’s own life has been really messy. She has been married three times, but none of her marriage worked out. As of now, she is a single mother of 3 children. First of all, she dated Jimmy Connors, but after the engagement, their marriage called off. Then, she married John Llyod. They divorced in 1987 and the next year itself, she married Andy Mill and had three sons with him. After 18-year-long togetherness, they separated in 2006. Then, Chris married golfer Norman in 2008 and divorced him in 2009.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Since Chris has learned Tennis skills professionally since her childhood, she always remained ahead of her peers. Chris Evert was only 15 years old when she set the feet in the professional tennis game. She made her grand slam tournament debut at the age of 16. She rose to fame in 1974 when she won 55 consecutive matches including her first French Open and Wimbledon Open finals. Thereafter, she never looked back and achieved success after success. From 1974 to 1986, she won a grand slam title every year and remained the world’s number 1 single tennis player indisputably.
After 1986, her performance dipped, and she also involved a bit in her personal life, so she bade the adieu to Tennis in 1989 with an unmatched career. Since 2011, she has joined ESPN as a Tennis commentator.
If we list down the awards and achievements earned by Chris Evert, the list will go endless. From the ‘Sportsperson of the year’ to the ‘Greatest Woman Athlete in Last 25 Years’, she has earned many honours. In 1995, she was also inducted into the ‘International tennis hall of fame’.
Net Worth & Earnings
Over her entire career, Chris Evert has won 157 singles titles including 18 grand slams and 29 doubles tournaments. Given the fact, you can have an idea about the successful career of Chris Evert. Her successful career has earned her a massive amount of money. Though she was retired in 1989, she still holds a giant net worth of $20 million. Her entire net worth came through her Tennis career.
Chris Evert is undoubtedly one of the greatest Tennis players in the world. She has a record of reaching in 34 Grand slams singles finals. She also has the history of winning at least one grand slam title consecutively every year for 13 years which is the most prolonged period.