Evert, Christine Marie

Evert, Christine Marie ĕv´ərt [key], 1954–, American tennis player, b. Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Noted for her poise on the court, her strong, two-handed backhand, and her nearly flawless baseline game, she won at least one Grand Slam title every year from 1974 to 1986. She won seven French Open titles (1974–75, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985–86), six U.S. Open titles (1975–77, 1978, 1980, 1982), three Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976, 1981), and two Australian Open titles (1982, 1984).

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