Chris Evert "Chrissie"

Born:
December 21, 1954
Place of Birth:
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
United States
Citizenship:
United States
Induction Category:
Recent Player
Year of Induction:
1995
Highest Ranking
World Singles Ranking: 1

As historian Ted Tinling said on countless occasions, “Chris Evert is the most gracious champion we have ever had in tennis.” A player of unparalleled consistency, she reached at least the semifinals in 52 of the 56 Grand Slam events she played, and set a record for men and women by winning at least one Grand Slam tournament title for 13 consecutive years (1974-86). Deeply admired for her immaculate footwork, poise and precision, she may have done more than anyone to make the two-handed backhand popular. Evert was irrefutably America’s tennis sweetheart.

Grand Slam Record

Australian Open

  • Singles Champion 1982, 1984

French Open

  • Singles Champion 1974-5, 1979-80, 1983, 1985-86
  • Doubles Champion 1974-75

Wimbledon

  • Singles Champion 1974, 1976, 1981
  • Doubles Champion 1976

US Open

  • Singles Champion 1975-78, 1980, 1982

Career Achievements

  • Wightman Cup Team Member 1971-73, 1975-82, 1984-85
  • Wightman Cup Team Captain 1980-82, 1986-87, 1989
  • Fed Cup Team Member 1977-82, 1986-87, 1989