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I was looking at Chris' record and was just wondering: how much longer do you think she could have played and have good results?

Could she have won another grand slam?

Also, I was looking at her Grand Slam record and at the Aus Open in 6 appearances she won twice and lost in the final the other 4 times.

At the French Open she played 13 times, won 7 times and only lost before the semis once in the other 6 attempts.

At Wimbledon she played 18 times, won 3 of them, and only lost before the semis once in the other 15 appearances.

And at the U.S. Open she played 19 times, won 6, and never lost before the quarters.

So out of 56 Grand Slams played she only had two bad results (both being 3rd round loses) and two quarter final loses, leaving her with making the semis or better in 52 Grand Slams.

That is impressive!!!!
 

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Damn impressive selesfan, but Chrissie got out at the right time. At the age of 35, the gig was up on more slams, and the last year she played was the first year EVER she didn't win a single tournament.<br />Evert had nothing left to prove and still wanted children. I was lucky to see her at the Fed Cup in Tokyo, the last official event of her career. Even though I hated Evert when I first started tennis in 1977(Wade was my fav), by 1989 I'd grow to love her. "America's Sweetheart" was first class all the way.
 

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Chrissy left at the right time. She was 34, I believe. She was a little out of sorts that year- electing not to play the French because she was not all there mentally. She went out well- winning the FedCup in dominating style- something the US had not done for awhile at that time.

And, her 3d round Wimbledon loss to Kathy Jordan was when she was sick (can't recall what it was). As was her 3d round loss to Sanchez at the French (Heel spur that required injections).

In addition to her other accomplishments, Chrissy is the only player to play a grand slam final on five different surfaces.
 

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Justin - Correct me if Im wrong, but didnt Evert go out in her last Wimbledon to Graf in the semis??

She was on the brink of defeat agaisnt Laura Golarsa in the quarters, and Martina and Pam came out on court to cheer her on in her last Wimbledon...I think she won 7-5 in the 3rd...

Chris did get out at the right time..Her game couldnt compete with Steffi's once Steffi took # 1, and Chris wouldnt have had any more slams in her IMO.

But her consistency over a long period is 2ndd to none.
 

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Hi all Chrissy's fans,

I am also a big fans of Chrissy. Does anyone have video tapes of her match. Or does anyone know where can I buy it. Please let mo know.

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As much as I loved Chris Evert she did get out at the right time. Steffi Graf was on a rampage and I doubt Chris would have had much success against her. Only have to look at their meeting in the semis of her last Wimbledon.

The Laura Golarsa match was an epic affair. I remember it vividly on the old number one court as if it were yesterday. She fought like a tigress to win. Chris did not want to end her Wimbledon career on Number One Court I'm sure.

Chris reached so many finals at Wimbledon and was usually the runner-up. Not bad for her weakest surface.

I miss her, but, yes she did make the correct decision to retire when she did. imo
 

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Yes indeed, Czechfan <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

She was down 5-2 in the third and Golarsa was playing out of her mind. I though Chrissy was toast but Barry MacKay, who was calling the match on HBO nailed it and, at 2-5 in the third, said that Chrissy was not going out that day.

Double Fault- I could be wrong, but I could have sworn that the match took place on the graveyard court, the old Court 2, no?

jirobkk- Kinda pricey ($25 a match) but uou can get all sorts of match from Craig in Australia. [email protected] The quality is great and the selection is huge, but as I said, it is a little costly.
 

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Thank you so much Justin. It is a little expensive. Anyway I try to contact.
 

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Chris definetly had the most consistent grand slam record of anyone. She never suffered the Kathy Horvath/Jelena Dokic/Lori McNeil/Virgina Ruano-Pascqual defeats that happened to all the other greats of recent years. Losing only twice before the quarters in 50 some GS's is one of the all time great feats in sports.

She absolutely left at the right time. There was no way she was ever going to beat Graf again and she knew it. She took Steffi to 3 sets early that spring on clay in Florida but by the time Wimbledon rolled around she barely managed 3 games. She left on a high note, handing Monica Seles a 6-1, 6-1 defeat in the 4th round of the US. Monica was ranked no#6 that year.

Chris was like Steffi for me. I never liked her ice queen demeaner at the begining, but by the time she retired she seemed like an old friend (hell, she was in my living room more times than many of my friends...on tv of course!).
 

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Hi, Justin. It was definitely on the old #1 court. I remember it so well. I wasn't a great fan of that court. The shadows made it quite hard to follow the ball at times. Having said that, I miss the old court. Some great matches were played there. <img src="smile.gif" border="0">

When Chris was 2-5 in the third, I must admit, I thought she was going out. I'm glad I was wrong.
 
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