Chris Evert, one of the famous female tennis players, was born on the 21st of December, 1954, in Florida. Her excellent tennis skills including a two-fisted backhand and poise on the court helped Chris became champion in 1974-1986.
She got her first limelight when she won over the top-ranked tennis player, Margaret Court. Chris used to be calm and cool on the court which gave her the nicknames Ice Maiden and Ice Princess.
During 1974-76, Chris had a romance with a famous male tennis player, Jimmy Connors which was enough to give her celebrity status. In the era of late 70s, tennis fans enjoyed the rivalry of the two best female tennis players, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.
Chris was considered as the female counterpart of tennis legend, Bjorn Borg as Evert holds the longest winning streak with 125 single consecutive titles on clay court. She was a versatile player who won all four grand slams and also set a record of winning the most US Open titles (6).
Chris Evert holds 157 singles titles, 8 doubles titles with 18 Grand Slam singles in her career titles. Other career highlights of the famous female tennis player, Chris Evert is:
1) Chris won 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986)
2) Chris won 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)
3) Chris claimed 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976, and 1981)
4) Evert claimed 6 US Open tennis titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980, and 1982)
Chris enjoyed an intense rivalry against Martina Navratilova. Both these players ruled every court and faced each other either in the finals or semi-finals. The record number of French Open titles by Chris Evert is still an unbroken record.