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Posted by Joey Medusa A nice moment of respect & admiration between Chrissie & Billie. Class acts.

Gorgeous photo Joey Medusa! This is from the 1971 US Open-the event that made Evert an overnight sensation.

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Gorgeous photo Joey Medusa! This is from the 1971 US Open-the event that made Evert an overnight sensation.

P. S. The Medusa avatar is very cool.
Chrissie may have lost that semi-final, but what a coming out party the '71 US Open was for her, and the respect Billie showed the 16 year old Chrissie was awesome. Billie was (& still is) a classy lady regardless, but I think she knew, she saw the potential & greatness Chrissie had in her, and of course Chrissie certainly didn't disappoint in fulfilling that potential.

Thanks Rollo, it's a painting simply titled "Medusa" by Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin from circa 1878.

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Chrissie with some of the girls from Evert Tennis Academy.

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Chrissie may have lost that semi-final, but what a coming out party the '71 US Open was for her, and the respect Billie showed the 16 year old Chrissie was awesome
King had some interesting things to say about that event. While praiseworthy of Chris, she also felt she had to stop her in that semi. Billie Jean actually cried beforehand from the pressure.

Of course she was crying with joy afterwards!

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Thanks Rollo, it's a painting simply titled "Medusa" by Swiss symbolist painter Arnold Böcklin from circa 1878.



I love Böcklin. one of the highlights of a trip to Berlin was seeing this [The Island of the Dead]



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I love Böcklin. one of the highlights of a trip to Berlin was seeing this [The Island of the Dead]

Ah yes, that's a great painting, or I guess it's paintings because Böcklin painted 5 versions of it, all a bit different. Very haunting & mysterious. I don't know if you're familiar with it, but there's a good B-horror film starring Boris Karloff from 1945 which was inspired by the Böcklin painting(s) and is set on the titular isle. It's definitely worth checking out.

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I will have to see that movie Joey!

The imagery is very evocative. Do pine trees represent death or rest?

Add in Boris Karloff and of course this film goes on my "must see" list. Are you a classic film fan?


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Some shots of Chris Evert Lloyd at the 1983 French Open. I always thought this was Chris at her loveliest.



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The imagery is very evocative. Do pine trees represent death or rest?
Rollo, they are cypress trees, but yes, they represent death and (eternal) rest

Know Your Trees: Symbolism, The Cypress | Art of Mourning

Böcklin owned a villa way up in the hills over Florence. It is very close to where Leonardo da Vinci attempted to fly (or, rather, attempted to get his boyfriend to fly... by pushing him off a mountain wearing "wings" he had created). Mark Twain also lived nearby (he stayed closer to the village where the other great artist of the Renaissance, Michelangelo, grew up).

The island of the dead painted by Böcklin was based on the English Cemetery in Florence, which is now an "island" in the middle of a busy road!
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I liked Chris's late-to-the game Olivia Newton John look in 1983 as well. It was the last time I thought she looked pretty and youthful, and well, like Chris Evert from my youth (fab 70's). The following year she began the nonstop perm and peroxide death combo that fried her once natural looking golden locks. After that I always saw her as the jock-y housewife down the street who did too much aeorbics and constantly wore The Jane Fonda Collection by Gloria Vanderbilt™! Hehe. Of course Single White Female copycat Martina looked much much worse with her straw colored nightmare starting the same year as Chris. It would have been nice to freeze them both permanently in that lovely fall 1981 match at the USO.
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