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May 20th, 2017 02:34 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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

May 20th, 2017 02:32 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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?
May 18th, 2017 06:20 PM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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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.

Isle of the Dead (1945) - IMDb
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isle_of_the_Dead_(film)

May 18th, 2017 05:50 PM
Rollo
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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]

May 18th, 2017 05:46 PM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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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!

I'll try and post some more on this soon.
May 18th, 2017 09:07 AM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chrissie with some of the girls from Evert Tennis Academy.

May 16th, 2017 02:50 AM
Joey Medusa
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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.

May 15th, 2017 06:10 PM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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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.

P. S. The Medusa avatar is very cool.
May 15th, 2017 11:48 AM
Joey Medusa
Re: Chris Evert Thread

A nice moment of respect & admiration between Chrissie & Billie. Class acts.

May 9th, 2017 01:27 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chris with John Lloyd in the late 70s/early 80s

Jun 20th, 2016 02:47 PM
davidjaan1982
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I don't have the original clipping, but recall Court's comment "... I am ready to play whenever she is..". She also had apparently said that she had signed for a match against Evert. Chris it seems was informed of Court's comments, spoke to her Dad about it and decided to concentrate on tournament play. I am just surprised that Court - in 1975 - seemed so keen on a challenge match against Evert who had already beaten her 3 times that year.
Jun 12th, 2016 10:55 PM
Mark43
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I tried to access it but the archives are paid only
Jun 11th, 2016 05:45 PM
davidjaan1982
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What newspaper was this in?
It was in The Palm Beach Post of August 24 1975 under the title "Evert denies Court match".
Jun 11th, 2016 09:09 AM
JakeMan90-93
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Jake, I think Monica's problem was physical rather than mental though? Against the very best players, she just ran out of gas late in the third set.
She was definitely not in the physical shape she was in before the stabbing, but the reality is that she just wasn't able to pull the trigger a lot at the end of the matches, she would miss a lot of shots by that much, and she never appeared to be noticeably fatigued in her matches. I also think the physical/mental thing in her case was rather fluid in that one aspect begat the other and continued to do so, which I believe she herself addressed in her most recent book. She just was neither the same player mentally or physically after the stabbing.
Jun 11th, 2016 01:10 AM
Sam L
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Haha re: the technique! I noticed that, too. Very few of them hit a shot with any semblance of a follow-through or take back. That designer woman seemed to be the only one with sound technique outside of the 'name' players featured. I remember Chris writing about that designer in her auto-bio, she seemed like a hoot and I loved her gray wig!

I thought her comments about Capriati and Seles were interesting as well. I think they were pretty spot-on, too. Even though Capriati did wind up winning three Slams and did achieve the number 1 ranking she was never a year end number one and I think still holds the record for being the number 1 player with the fewest titles, which speaks to Chris' comment about her not being able to dominate week in and week out.

She was correct about Seles' tenacity but Monica was really never the same after the stabbing and I think most significantly in her mental strength. She was still tough, but she lost sooooooooooo many three-setters and close ones after the stabbing, which before the stabbing were her bread and butter. She just didn't have the same sense of invincibility that she had had before.
Jake, I think Monica's problem was physical rather than mental though? Against the very best players, she just ran out of gas late in the third set.
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