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 female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

 

Martina Hingis, Natalia Zvereva, Top ten female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles

Tennis speaks for glamor when it comes to female tennis players. In a singles match, two glamorous players keep everyone captivated. However, this glamor doubles when four famous female tennis players come onto the court with their amazing outfits and perform at their best. The Australian Open has also been entertaining in female double tennis tournaments. For the past two years, USA tennis players Serena and Venus Williams have been dominating the female double tennis championship. The top ten best female double tennis players with the most Australian Open titles list is:

1)      Thelma Coyne Long/Nancye Wynne Bolton

2)      Evonne Goolagong Cawley/Peggy Michel

3)      Martina Navratilova/Pam Shriver

4)      Martina Hingis/Natalia Zvereva

5)      Serena Williams/Venus Williams

6)      Gigi Fernandez/Natalia Zvereva

7)      Mary Bevis Hawton/Thelma Coyne Long

8)      Helen Gourlay Cawley/Evonne Goolagong Cawley

9)      Martina Hingis/Anna Kournikova

10)   Alona Bondarenko/Kateryna Bondarenko

Thelma Coyne Long has been the dominating female player with no fewer than 12 double tennis titles. Since Thelma, such a consistent female player has not shown up in doubles.

Famous female tennis player: Jelena Jankovic

Famous female tennis player: Jelena Jankovic

Famous female tennis player Jelena Jankovic is a former number one professional tennis player from Serbia. Currently, the Russian tennis player Jelena is ranked at number nine in the world and she hasn’t won any Grand Slam titles in her career. Her form started when she defeated many top 20 best female tennis players like Patty Schnyder, Vera Zvonareva and Nadia Petrova. She ended 2004 with the rank 28th in the world. She was ranked at number one place for continuous sixteen week till February, 2009 when it was taken over by current best female tennis player Serena Williams. She ended 2008 with the top rank. In the process, she became the first player in the WTA tennis history to achieve this feat without winning a Grand Slam. Her best Grand Slam record was at U.S. Open in 2008 when she reached the finals. She also managed to reach the semi finals of the Australian and French Opens.

Famous female tennis player Jelena Jankovic has suffered a lot due to her injury problems. She has time and again lost her ranking from the top few due to her knee injuries and other injuries and fitness problems. With a better fitness Jelena can challenge the best in trade anytime.