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Chris Evert was dominant on clay

From August '73 to June '81, Chris Evert compiled a 197-1 match record on clay.


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I know that it's a later entry,but this thread title should definitely be in the running for 2005 Understatement Thread Title of the Year

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lmao, you dont say?

Evert pWNED on clay


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who was the player who defeated her
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who was the player who defeated her
Tracy Austin.


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From August '73 to June '81, Chris Evert compiled a 197-1 match record on clay.


I don't believe this is correct. Evert didn't win the French Open in '76, '77, or '78.
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I don't believe this is correct. Evert didn't win the French Open in '76, '77, or '78.
I don't believe she took part in those years. There was some World Team Tennis (?) exos then, and Chris did her part to support the tour. It was effectively a boycott, which was a pity cause she would definitely have won those 3 RGs.

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Until when Martina Navratolova took over completely including on clay.
Chris evert was totally intimidated including clay surfaces.
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As amazing as they are...the stats are indeed correct....

Evert won a record 125 consecutive matches on a single surface, clay, spanning almost 6-years between August 1973 and May 1979.

She was beaten by Austin 6-4 2-6 7-6 (5-4) in the semifinals of the 79 Italian Open SFs.

After that match she again went on a tear and didn't lose until the 81 French Open.......thus compiling a 197-1 match record on clay courts between August 1973 and June 1981.

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Until when Martina Navratolova took over completely including on clay.
Chris evert was totally intimidated including clay surfaces.
I was a Navratilova fan, not an Evert one, but this statement is incorrect. Martina's last Roland Garros title was in 1984, and Chris beat her in the '85 and '86 finals in two three set tussles. Martina had the last word in their Roland Garros rivalry with an '87 6-2 6-2 semi final win but Chris won their last ever clay court match in Houston and finished their clay head to head 11-3 up ( God I sound like an anorak ).

Chris was dominant on clay. It would have been interesting to see if Tracy Austin had been able to beat her if Tracy had played more as Tracy skipped the European clay events for several years choosing to finish her schooling at that time believing she had many chances to play ahead of her. Of course chronicx injuries put paid to that.
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