Former sports stars Norman, Evert split

Former sports stars Norman, Evert split

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- A representative for Chris Evert says the former U.S. tennis star has split from her husband, former Australian golf star Greg Norman.

Evert, Norman enjoy Bahamas wedding

NASSAU, Bahamas, June 29 (UPI) -- Former tennis star Chris Evert and pro golfer Greg Norman are married after a romantic ceremony in the Bahamas, the couple has confirmed.

Hearst widow sees mansion auctioned

PALM BEACH, Fla., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- The widow of publishing heir Randolph Hearst can now count herself among thousands of U.S. citizens who have had a bank foreclose on their property.

Cawley finally named a No. 1 player

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Former tennis star Evonne Goolagong Cawley has been officially recognized as one of 16 women to end a year ranked No. 1 by the WTA, 31 years after the fact.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Dec. 21, 2007.
By United Press International

Tennis star's name may come off hospital

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. tennis star Chris Evert's name may come off the Florida hospital where she and her children were born.

U.S.-Germany Fed Cup site chosen

LA JOLLA, Calif., Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The United States and Germany are set to play their 2008 Fed Cup quarterfinal at La Jolla, Calif.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Dec. 21, 2006.
By United Press International

Chris Evert to pay $7 million in divorce

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Tennis great Chris Evert was ordered by a Florida judge to pay her ex-husband $7 million as part of their recently finalized divorce.

'Dancing With the Stars' season four

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Duchess of York and former member of the British royal family, Sarah Ferguson, has expressed interest in appearing on "Dancing with the Stars."

Deal keeps Indian Wells in United States

INDIAN WELLS, Calif., March 1 (UPI) -- The U.S. Tennis Association, a magazine and tennis greats joined to keep a prestigious but money-troubled tournament in Indian Wells, Calif., a report said.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Dec. 21, the 355th day of 2005 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 21, the 356th day of 200 with 10 to follow.
By United Press International

Bush names delegation to Athens Olympics

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The White House said Thursday that former U.S. President George H.W. Bush would lead the U.S. presidential delegation to the 2004 Athens Olympic games.

Bush taps family for Olympics delegation

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush Thursday named his father to lead the U.S. presidential delegation to the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens.
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Chris Evert
Chevy Chase(L), Chris Evert, Lisa Raymond, and Indy racer Helio Castroneves(R) participate in the Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic, at the Delray Beach Tennis Center, in Delray Beach, Florida, on December 4, 2004. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954) is a former world number 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles championships, including a record seven championships at the French Open and a record six championships at the U.S. Open. According to the Women's Tennis Association, she was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981 and, according to many sources, in 1974 and 1978, also.

Evert's career win–loss record in singles matches of 1,309–146 (.900) is the best of any professional player in tennis history. In tennis writer Steve Flink's book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, he named Evert as the third best female player of the 20th century, after Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Evert never lost in the first or second rounds of a Grand Slam singles tournament. She won 157 singles championships. In women's doubles, Evert won three Grand Slam titles and 29 regular tour championships.

Evert began taking tennis lessons when she was five years old from her father, Jimmy Evert (a professional tennis coach who had won the men's singles title at the Canadian Championships in 1947). By 1969, she had become the No. 1 ranked 14-under girl in the United States. Evert played her first senior tournament in that year also, reaching the semifinals in her home town of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, losing to Mary Ann Eisel 7–5, 3–6, 6–1. (For years, this was the record for the furthest a player had reached in her first senior-level tournament. That record was broken when another Floridian, Jennifer Capriati, reached the final of the tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1990 at the age of 13.) In 1970, Evert won the national sixteen-and-under championship and was invited to play in an eight player clay court tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 15 year-old Evert defeated Françoise Durr 6–1, 6–0 in the first round before defeating Margaret Court 7–6, 7–6 in a semifinal. Court was the World No. 1 player and had just won the Grand Slam in singles. These results led to Evert's selection for the U.S. Wightman Cup team, the youngest player ever in the competition.

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