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post #101 of (permalink) Old Aug 7th, 2003, 04:54 PM
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Some bits from the issue of Tennis when Evert retired.

She made the cover 15 times from 1972 til her retirement.

Barry Lorge on Chris:

She was "the best at zinging somebody and making it sound gracious".

"She did get in a few barbs over the years, but she did it very skillfully."

"Even at Sweet 16, she preferred to be called Chris because that sounded more sophiticated, but in out affections, part of her will laways be Chrissie."

"She is really a Cosmipolitan woman, but you always expected to see her on the cover of Vogue."

Grand slam record: 299-37.

Aussie: 30-4 (never less than a finalist)
Wimbledon: 96-15
Us Open: 101-12

Ranked in top 4 from 1972-1989(start of year), in incredible 18 years

Virginia Wade on Evert clones: "..everybody copied what was the most obvious thing about Evert, which was her game. And what they couldn;t copy was her signature, which was her strength upstairs."
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