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Christine Marie Evert

Christine Marie Evert (born 1954) was one of the top female tennis players in the 1970s and 1980s. Evert won more than 100 titles, including the French Open, the U.S. Open, and Wimbledon. High points in her career often occurred when she competed with Martina Navratilova. A friendly and respectful, yet seriously competitive, relationship developed between the two women, creating one of the best rivalries in tennis. Evert ultimately won more than $1 million playing tennis, and she won the Sports Woman of the Year Award in 1976. She was the first woman to accomplish either goal. Evert was inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995. Through all of her successes, her composure and ability to handle herself well made her fans think of her as the all-American girl. Evert became a role model for thousands of young women throughout America and the world.

 



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