Chris’s private life has often eclipsed her on court achievements.
Now, in a rare interview, she admits she feels nothing but regret for the way she ended her 20-year marriage to Olympic skier Andy Mill to start a relationship in 2006 with his friend, legendary Australian golfer Greg Norman - better known as the Great White Shark.’I’ve had a three-part life and, for me, the best part by far was being married to Andy, having kids and being a family,’ Chris says.
Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis.
Evert reached the semifinals or better, in singles, of 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.
‘If I could do it over again, I’d have taken some time to really think about what was wrong and try to make it work.‘The nice thing is we still love each other.
It is a very comfortable love between two people now leading separate lives.
By 2008, Evert and Norman were married — but they were divorced in Key West less than two years later.
And it is normally around some kind of commentary that she makes news these days, but mainly only within the tennis-watching community.
But Jimmy Connors, a former romantic partner and himself a retired successful U. tennis player, has thrust Evert into the national spotlight recently against her will.
Legendary tennis champion Chris Evert was 17 when she made her 1972 Wimbledon debut 44 years ago, though you’d never have guessed it to look at her sitting in the Royal box on Sunday to watch Andy Murray win his second title.
At 61, the golden girl of tennis looked remarkably unchanged from her heyday.