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Chris Evert

Chris Evert is a retired American tennis player who was born on December 21, 1954. She was ranked world No. 1 in women’s tennis during her career and won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including seven French Open titles, six U.S. Open titles, three Wimbledon titles, and two Australian Open titles.

Evert turned professional in 1972 at the age of 16 and quickly established herself as one of the top players in the world. She was known for her consistency, tenacity, and mental toughness on the court, and her rivalry with Martina Navratilova is considered one of the greatest in tennis history.

After retiring from professional tennis in 1989, Evert continued to be involved in the sport as a television commentator, coach, and philanthropist. She founded the Chris Evert Charities, which supports programs for at-risk children in Florida. Evert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.

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