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Jun 20th, 2016 03:47 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 11:55 PM
Mark43
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I tried to access it but the archives are paid only
Jun 11th, 2016 06:45 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 10:09 AM
JakeMan90-93
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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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 02:10 AM
Sam L
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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Originally Posted by JakeMan90-93 View Post
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.
Jun 10th, 2016 06:17 PM
JakeMan90-93
Re: Chris Evert Thread

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Originally Posted by BCP View Post
No probs. Yep- Holiday Park is exactly how I imagined it. Hilarious 1970s casual sexism and objectification of women. Also was it me or did all the Holiday Park players had terrible technique?! Even for the 1970s?

Enjoyed the Charlie Rose interview much more than I thought I would. Interesting observations on Capriati and Seles.
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.
Jun 10th, 2016 01:48 PM
BCP
Re: Chris Evert Thread

No probs. Yep- Holiday Park is exactly how I imagined it. Hilarious 1970s casual sexism and objectification of women. Also was it me or did all the Holiday Park players had terrible technique?! Even for the 1970s?

Enjoyed the Charlie Rose interview much more than I thought I would. Interesting observations on Capriati and Seles.
Jun 10th, 2016 12:40 PM
JakeMan90-93
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Thanks BCP for posting both those vids. The Charlie Rose interview was great, though I wish he would stop interrupting Chris so she could complete a sentence. Also loved that Ft. Lauderdale video, funny that Brian Gottfried was interviewed, but none of the Evert's were. It was great to finally see Holiday Park as I've always imagined what it looked like.
Jun 9th, 2016 08:45 PM
BCP
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chrissie's Home Town 1970s documentary, with bad 1970s lounge music narrated by Mickey Rooney, and featuring a volley door whatever that is.........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HObOq3wPfXE
Jun 9th, 2016 08:42 PM
BCP
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Chrissie 1994 interview.......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HoOwf1qw0Sc
Jun 7th, 2016 07:40 PM
Mark43
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Thank you Rollo!
Jun 7th, 2016 06:36 AM
Rollo
Re: Chris Evert Thread

I started a thread here Mark-touts pour tu mes amis! (sorry for the wretched French!)

http://www.tennisforum.com/59-blast-...cumentary.html
Jun 7th, 2016 04:42 AM
Mark43
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Where can we find this documentary called The French? I can't find anything online.
Jun 5th, 2016 07:45 PM
Wimbledon9
Re: Chris Evert Thread

If Martina Navratilova would have gotten her act together earlier after her defection and would have a coach earlier she would have won a lot more but that is life. Chris was not afraid of netrushers except Martina.
Jun 5th, 2016 02:39 PM
Hugues Daniel
Re: Chris Evert Thread

Is Evert still an influence on the players of today? I'm not sure. When you ask the players who are their influence, they mention a few players they used to like watching on TV in their youth, male or female, and it wasn't necessarily an influence either, at best an inspiration.

Like Muguruza lately said she wasn't watching Sanchez on TV as a child, but Nadal.

But that doesn't have to stop anyone from keeping a sense of history.

It's fair to say Evert was the first at doing what she did, or to do it so well, to the very least! I have in mind a video where we can see her sister Jeanne play, and the game looks pretty similar!

So the way Evert played has helped the womens game itself to evolve to where it is now. All the players who have learned to play tennis have come across Evert's game, without even knowing it.

At least every player learning to be consistent. I'm not sure the new "ballbashers" of the game owe much to Evert, LOL, and it's not a compliment coming from me.
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