Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Famous female tennis players: Chris Evert

Chris Evert, a famous female tennis player, was born on December 21, 1954 in Florida. Due to her excellent tennis skills including two fisted backhand and poise on court helped Chris Evert became champion in 1974-1986. Chris Evert got her first limelight when she won over the top-ranked tennis player, Margaret Court. Chris Evert used to be calm and cool on the court which gave her the nicknames Ice Maiden and Ice Princess. During 1974-76, Chris Evert had a romance with famous male tennis player, Jimmy Connors which was enough to give her a celebrity status. In the era of late 70s, tennis fans enjoyed the rivalry of two best female tennis players, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Chris Evert was considered as the female counterpart of tennis legend, Bjorn Borg as Evert holds the longest winning streak with 125 single consecutive titles on clay court. She was a versatile player who won all four grand slams and also set a record of winning the most US Open titles (6).

Chris Evert holds 157 singles titles, 8 double titles with 18 Grand Slam singles in her career titles. Other career highlights of famous female tennis player, Chris Evert are:

1)      Chris Evert won 7 French Open titles (1974, 1975, 1979, 1980, 1983, 1985 and 1986)

2)      Chris Evert won 2 Australian Open titles (1982, 1984)

3)      Chris claimed 3 Wimbledon titles (1974, 1976 and 1981)

4)      Evert claimed 6 US Open tennis titles (1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1980  and 1982)

 Chris Evert enjoyed an intense rivalry against Martina Navratilova. Both these players ruled every court and faced each other either in the finals or semi-finals. The record number of French Open titles by Chris Evert is still an unbroken record.

Top ten male tennis players of Clay court-All time

Top ten male tennis players of Clay court-All time, Gustavo Kuerten

Clay court tennis gives an entirely new experience of tennis. Clay court tennis takes the players to an entirely different dimension of game plan. Tennis is played on different types of courts. Each court carries with itself a completely different dimension of the game. The pace, movements, control and strategies differ for each court and the player must mold himself to take up the challenge in different courts. A versatile player will definitely be aware of the difference required for each court. As far as clay courts are concerned, it is a tough ground to attain triumph. Clay courts are usually made of hard and rough substances like that of stone, brick and shale. Even the change in the color of the clay will indicate a different form in the court. The red clay is supposedly slower than the green ones. French open is a famous tennis tournament that makes use of the clay court as its playground. It requires a different set of skills to play tennis on a clay court as the ball is slowed down to a great extent. Below is the exclusive list of the top ten men who has added pride to their nations and the tennis game by bringing out some of the evergreen performances of all time.

  1. Max Decugis
  2. Björn Borg
  3. Henri Cochet
  4. Rafael Nadal
  5. Paul Aymé
  6. André Vacherot
  7. Maurice Germot
  8. Gustavo Kuerten
  9. René Lacoste
  10. Ivan Lendl

One needs to possess a great amount of force and speed in order to make a mark in the clay court tennis field. Of course, the top ten slots in this field are not that easy to achieve but a few marvelous men have easily achieved this length with their extraordinary performances. The title of top ten champions does not come that easily and requires a lot of skillfulness to gain it.