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Click on the word links above to view Chrissie's Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic site, the Evert Tennis Acadmy, Evert Charities, as well as the Chris Evert Children's Hospital link on the right.

 
Chris was born at Broward General Medical Center which is also the home to her children's hospital and women's center. Click the above link for pictures of Chris at the hospital and to learn how to assist in joining efforts to raise money for the Chris Evert Children's Hospital.

...Chrissie in the NEWS...

 

Chrissie Receives Commemorative Tennis Hall of Fame Ring.

Chrissie --with Chris McKendry & Chris Fowler-- watching Mary Joe Fernández kiss the ring commemorating Chrissie's induction into the International Tennis Hall of Fame - on the set of ESPN, during day ten of the French Open at Roland Garros on June 4, 2013 in Paris, France.

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Chris Evert speaks about USTA in communities - at National Press Club

Chrissie spoke at the National Press Club Luncheon in Washington DC on May 7 to talk about the effect of USTA programs and services on communities across the country.

"My mom is now 85 and I’m still hitting with her, still proud when she says ‘nice shot,’" said Chrissie, stressing the life-long family bonding and physical wellness that the sport of tennis offers individuals and communities.

You can read a full article on the speech by clicking this link.

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Chrissie accepts Fed Cup Replica trophy

Chris accepted a replica trophy in honor of her years on the United States Fed Cup team during this year's Fed Cup World Group tournament in Delray Beach, Florida on April 21.

During her career, Chris played Federation Cup 9 years, and helped the USA to win the Fed Cup an astounding 8 times! She competed in 42 Fed Cup ties over-all, and posted a 57-4 winning record in the competition. The eight winning Fed Cup teams she was part of were: 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1986 and 1989.

You can READ THIS ARTICLE on the trophy presentation.

 

 

Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic Set for November 15-17.

For the 24th year, Chrissie & friends will entertain fans while raising money for her charity, which has already brought in over $20 million to provide scholarships, education, and assistance to at-risk children and families suffering from the effects of drug addiction in Chrissie's home state of Florida.

This year's participants will be announced in the coming months. As always, the Saturday night Gala will feature spectacular cuisine, live & silent auctions, and upper tier musical entertainment.

For tickets & information, click this link.

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Chrissie appeared on CSI January 23 at 10pm

Chrissie is appearing in the CBS drama CSI:  Crime Scene Investigation.  The segment was broadcast on Wednesday January 23rd from 10:00 – 11:00 PM ET/PT.  One of the stars of the program is actress Elisabeth Shue who is a regular celebrity participant in annual Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic.  The January 23rd episode is entitled:  DOUBLE FAULT.  

Watch a fun BEHIND THE SCENES video here.

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Chris Evert / Raymond James Tennis Charity Weekend Nets $600k

Chrissie's Pro-Celebrity Classic has raised more than $20 million since she began hosting it in 1989, and this year's star-studded weekend brought in an additional $600k to the 23 year grand total.

The money benefits The Ounce of Prevention Fund of Florida, a nonprofit group that supports programs for at-risk children and families, including those dealing with drug abuse.

You can read the Article about the charity here and well as the Radio Interview she did to support the event on Kool 105.5.

Photo of Chris with her 3 sons & their dates for the Saturday Night Gala. Photo credit: Art Seitz 2012.

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Chrissie Surprises Billie Jean King at Womens Sports Foundation Presentation

During the Annual Salute to Women in Sports 2012, Women Sports Foundation founder Billie Jean King honored in absentia former Senator Birch Bayh with the Billie Jean King Contribution Award, thanking him for fighting for the rights of girls and women across the country to have equal access in school not just in sports, but in the classroom so women could become doctors, lawyers, scientists, educators … and achieve their potential in every way possible. 

Not passing the moment up, tennis great Chris Evert surprised Billie Jean King onstage, commending her efforts for the past 38 years in lifting up the Women’s Sports Foundation and asking us all to step in and help carry the torch forward for future generations. 

You can see http:// www.womenssportsfoundation. org/home/she-network/ sports/ 2012-annual-salute-to-women -in-sports for more information on the evening.

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Chrissie Inaugurates Local College Tennis Center...with last minute adjustments!

Chris Evert arrived as scheduled to speak in heels & sleeveless gown for the inauration of the beautiful Wynee Warden Tennis Center at Florida Southern College.

But when she was asked to give the courts an inaugural hit, the Champ kicked off her heels, grabbed a racket and hitting the first stroke that ended up a 10-shot exchange with the college's tennis coach.

Kudos for humor, style & grace!

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Chrissie Honored at International Tennis Hall of Fame's "Legends Ball" for Career Achievement

The Eugene L. Scott Award honors an individual who embodies Scott's commitment to communicating honestly and critically about the game, and who has had a significant impact on the tennis world.

Billie Jean King presented this special award to Chrissie, and was part of an evening that inducted 3 players ~ Jennifer Capriati, Gustavo Kuerten & Manuel Orantes ~ into the Tennis Hall of Fame.

VIDEO LINK HERE to see the video about Chrissie's career as a player & broadcaster, which was played at the Hall of Fame dinner.

Great photos from the evening can be seen here.

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Chrissie @ 2012 US Open.

Chrissie completed her first year of commentating all 4 Grand Slam events since singing a four-year contract with ESPN in January.

Among many highlights, was this Bleacher Report interview about what makes the US Open so tough to win.

Chris also presented John McEnroe with his International Tennis Hall of Fame ring, live on ESPN. Photo

And finally, Chrissie's Video Recap of the Women's Final & what lies ahead for Serena. Plus a Tennisspace article about Ivan Lendl's influence on Andy Murray in winning the Men's Championship.

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Chris plays mixed doubles for USTA charity

Chrissie is teaming up with Jim Courier, Mardy Fish, Mary Carillo, and Patrick McEnroe to participate in an unprecedented two-day event benefitting USTA Serves, the national charitable foundation of the USTA, to build the next generation of champions.

Save the dates for the inaugural USTA Serves Pro-Am in the Hamptons, "The Bridge in Bridgehampton," Wednesday evening, August 22, and "Pro-Am at East Hampton Indoor," Thursday afternoon, August 23.

Contact hamptonsproam@usta.com for more info.

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Chris Evert to be honored at Legends Ball, Billie Jean King to present award.

On Friday, September 7, Chris will be awarded the Eugene L. Scott Award, in recognition of her years of dedication to tennis, and the positive impact she has made on the sport. The award will be presented by fellow Hall of Famer and past Scott Award recipient, Billie Jean King. this presentation will be in addition to honoring the newest inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame: Jennifer Capriati, Gustavo Kuerten, Manuel Orantes, Mike Davies, and Randy Snow.

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Magic Moment: Chris presents Tennis Hall of Fame Ring to Martina at Wimbledon

"Getting on my knees to present (not propose!) to Martina," says Chris, who surprised Navratilova with the ring during a Tennis Channel broadcast.

The video is here to view!

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"Good Morning America Special" ~ Chrissie & John McEnroe display Wimbledon Trophies for Television First!

June 15 - For the first time ever, the Wimbledon Trophies were displayed outside the grounds of the All England Club. Not surprisingly, the honors went to John McEnroe and 10-time Wimbledon finalist Chris Evert!

The Good Morning America video is here with our champs holding the trophies on US soil for the first time.

 

 

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Best French Final EVER? Tennis.com gives nod to a Chrissie Classic.

The 1985 French Final with Chrissie's classic 3-set victory over Martina Navartilova, regaining the #1 ranking and re-asserting herself as Queen of Clay, was ranked the #1 final in French Open history by tennis.com this week.

Check the article (and video!) here.

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Dates Set for Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro Celebrity Charity Event: Oct 26-28

For the 23rd year in a row, Chrissie & friends will entertain fans while raising money for her charity, which has already brought in over $20 million to provide scholarships, education, and assistance to at-risk children and families suffering from the effects of drug addiction in Chrissie's home state of Florida.

This year's participants include Christian Slater, Gavin Rossdale, Jon Lovitz, Hoda Kotb, Kevin McKidd, Tom Arnold, Alan Thicke & a number of tennis stars, past & present. As always, the Saturday night Gala will feature spectacular cuisine, live & silent auctions, and top tier musical entertainment.

For tickets & information, click this link.

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Chris begins online tennis clinic via Twitter

Chrissie is taking YOUR questions about playing better tennis, and all you have to do is tweet her & include the tagline #cetwinic in your message.

This week (til April 26) she'll answer questions on the forehand to start with - but she's ready to cover plenty of ground in the upcoming weeks, so start thinking about how Chris can help improve your game!

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Chrissie returns to White House for Easter Egg Roll 2012

Chrissie was invited back to the White House by President Obama for a 2nd year in a row to promote healthy outdoor activities for kids & their families (Put down those video games!) with the official theme of this year's event being "Let's go! Let's play! Let's move!"

"It was a real treat playing tennis with President Obama at the The White House. He has a wicked lefty forehand!" Chrissie says.

More information on the annual White House Easter Egg Roll can be found at the Let's Move website..

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Chris joins "USTA Serves" Avenue of Aces program

You can take your place on the Avenue of Aces, located on the grounds of the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center - Home of the US Open. Join the USTA Serves family of supporters & order a personalized paver in your favorite champion's Neighborhood!

Further information on how to get involved with this new program is on the this USTA website link.

 

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Chris had a blast at "Dancing With The Stars"

Chrissie loved every minute of tonight's "Dancing With The Stars" and immediately forwarded some behind-the-scenes pics for you!

You might not immediately recognize the shot from the hotel on the top left, but that is Chrissie with her neice Tatum Shane and her sister Clare Evert-Shane, who were only too happy to come along for the ride!

"I'm so proud of her!!!" Chrissie says of Martina, still beaming after the show. Hope you all had a chance to check it out for yourselves, and also see Chris in the audience!

If not, you can VIEW EPISODE HERE.

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Chrissie flying to L.A. to support Martina on "Dancing With The Stars"

Chrissie will be in the "Dancing With The Stars" audience on Monday night, March 19, to support Martina Navratilova as she takes on the latest challenge in her amazing life: Dancing in high heels on one of the most popular shows on TV! Says Martina, "I admit I'm more comfortable in tennis shoes than in high heel dance shoes, but I'm progressing!"

Chris knows she will be great (as she is in everything else she takes on) and is flying to L.A. to see it. You can too ~ Check your local listings!

Chris says, "I'm so excited! ... Go Martina!" :)

Pictured: Martina Navratilova and DWTS dance partner Tony Dovolani.

 

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Chrissie inks new 4-year commentary deal with ESPN.

After covering the US Open & Australian Open, Chris has signed on with ESPN to serve as commentator for the next four years, covering all 4 grand slams and more.

You can read the article from ESPN Zone here.

Pictured: Chrissie's favorite moment from this year's Australian Open, interviewing Roger Federer.

 

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Chrissie in NYC for design meetings with ellesse.

Chrissie is pictured with Byron Hero, CEO of ellesse inc, on a design trip for the new fall 2012 collection, a line tentatively named "Chris Evert for Ellesse"

 

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Chrissie commentating at the Australian Open for ESPN.

Chrissie joins the terrfic team at ESPN again for the Australian Open coverage, beginning Jan 16 - Jan 27 on ESPN2.

 

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Chris Finds New Life on the Court

Great article in the Washington Post about Chrissie finding new inspiration in her return to tennis, and the world where it all started.

You can read the article HERE.

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Chrissie on the red carpet at the 2011 SI Sportswoman & Sportsman of the Year.

Chrissie on the red carpet tonight in NYC for the 2011 Sports Illustrated 'Sportswoman and Sportsman of the Year' ceremonies, with fellow past-award winners Sugar Ray Leonard (1981) & David Robinson (2003). This years winners are the NCAA's all-time winningest men's & women's basketball coaches, Pat Summitt and Mike Krzyzewski.

Chris took the honor in 1976.

 

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Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro - Celebrity charity brings in $800k, now totaling over $20 million raised!

Since beginning her charity efforts in South Florida in1989 when she retired from playing pro tennis, Chris has now earned over $20 million in support of fighting drug abuse, child neglect, and giving families a second chance through education and support programs.

You can read the article HERE, catch a video interview HERE, and see photos HERE.

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Bid on Chris Evert Charities Auction until Nov 29!

You can be a part of Chrissie's charity too! Bid on opportunities to win a 1-on-1 tennis lesson with Steffi Graf, to meet Maria Sharapova, hit with Anna Kournikova. You can also have lunch with Christian Slater, meet James Taylor, Rascal Flatts, or Vince Gill & see them in concert, attend the SI Swimsuit Launch, or heck, attend next year's Wimbledon!

It's all for a good cause! You can CHECK THE AUCTIONS here!

 

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Chrissie attends Circle of Care

Chrissie was in Norwalk, CT last night presenting another check on behalf of the Hood Simply Smart® Milk “Make A Difference, Taste A Difference” program that recognizes local women making a difference in their communities. She's pictured here at the 'Circle of Care' cocktail reception with Sarah Barow, HP Hood, Lynne Bohan, HP Hood, & Liz Salguero, President and Co-Founder Circle of Care L-R.

 

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You can get more information on tickets for the event at the website here, or by checking in with Chris Evert Charities Facebook page which will be updated regularly.

The 22nd Annual Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic is just weeks away! Get your tickets for Nov 11-13th!

This year's pro-celebrity guests include: David Cook, Hoda Kotb, Christian Slater, Jeffrey Donovan, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Thicke, Scott Foley, Jon Lovitz, Bud Collins, Stone Phillips, Murphy Jensen, Maeve Quinlan, Jill Zarin and more being added each day. The Spinners will be the entertainment at the Saturday Evening Gala Dinner.

John McEnroe & Patrick McEnroe, as well as Kevin McKidd, have been added to the list of participants this year!

Chrissie's yearly charity event raises money to provide scholarships, education, and assistance to at-risk children and families suffering from drug addicition in Florida, providing them with a second chance at living up to their goals and dreams.

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Chrissie rejoins Italian sportswear company ELLESSE, as brand ambassador for "Chris Evert for Ellesse"

Everyone remembers Chrissie wearing Ellesse thoughout the 1980s. She is rejoining the famous sportwear company as a brand ambassador, where she will lend her input to the new "Chris Evert for Ellesse" line.

She held a party for the 50th Anniversary of Ellesse in New York City, Friday Sept 9th. Read the Article on this exciting relaunch.

 

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Article on Legacy of
Chris Evert & Jimmy Connors at the US Open

Chrissie & Jimmy were engaged, and won Wimbledon titles, all in the same year, 1974. But it's at the US Open where they won the most matches, being the record holders for both men and women's tennis...

The New York Times tennis blog ran this story about their historical connection at America's greatest tournament.

 

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Chrissie's on Twitter!

You can follow Chrissie's tweets on her new Twitter account. She hopes to share some of her insights on all the happenings at this year's US Open, and anything else that comes to mind.

One of her first endeavours on Twitter is a campaign with American Express to raise money for new courts to be built across the country to inspire kids everywhere to play tennis & build future champions. Learn about participating in this initiative at #GoNextContenders!

 

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Chris Evert has joined the ESPN commentary team for this year's coverage of the Wimbledon Championships & the US Open!

Chrissie is joining the ESPN team for this year's Wimbledon & US Open coverage!!! All of you fans who kept asking for her to do it, you now have your wish! Thanks for the support & encouragement... Chrissie will share a few extra thoughts from the broadcasts with fans on her official Facebook page.

The ESPN page has an official announcement here.

 

 
 

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Chrissie to make appearance at World Team Tennis event on July 12.

Chrissie is returning to World Team Tennis by making a special appearance at the meet & greet during the Philadelphia Freedom's home match on July 12, as well as participating in clinics and a special on-court event to support the league.

There is an article you can read about it the Philadelphia Freedoms site.

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Chrissie presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Billie Jean King in New York

MAY 18, 2011- Chrissie surprised Billie Jean King with a secret flight to New York City for the Sports Business Awards ceremony to present Billie Jean with the Lifetime Achievement Award, honoring excellence in sports business. Here they are in the Broadway Ballroom of the NY Marriott Marquis.

 

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CHRISSIE WENT TO THE WHITE HOUSE FOR THE 2011 EASTER EGG ROLL

Chrissie loves to get letters that begin with "On behalf of the President and Mrs. Obama, we would like to invite you to participate at the 2011 White House Easter Egg Roll." And that is just what happened! So guess where Chrissie was on Monday April 25? Here is a link to the history of the event & the many activities planned for the day.

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Family Circle Cup Doubles Exhibition! Evert, Navratilova, Mac & Martin - April 9 agreed to participate in a mixed doubles exhibition match with Martina Navratilova, John McEnroe and Todd Martin during the Family Circle Cup on Saturday April 9 at 7:30pm.

Tickets for this special "Game, Set, Rock! Tennis Amplified" night of tennis will be available as a stand-alone ticketed session, on sale starting 10am on Feb 8th via Ticketmaster.com!

You can read an article about the event here. Martina & Todd Martin won 9-8 in a tiebreaker finish!

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Chrissie signs up for US Open Qualifier Playoffs to help ESPN's Mike Greenberg live his tennis dream!

For the first time, the mixed-doubles portion of America's grand slam tennis event is open to public qualifiers though a system of regional "playoff" tournaments. So ESPN's Mike Greenberg asked Chrissie to help him make the official draw of the US Open.

"Have you seen me play doubles lately?" Chris laughed, while adding,"I am more than happy to help you fulfill your dream."

There is an article here to read, and you can hear Chrissie on the air with Mike agreeing to play here!

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Chrissie on MSN's Wonderwall Gallery

March 3 - Chrissie had a number of firsts over the course of her illustrious career, and MSN's Wonderwall has highlighted a few of them in their "Famous Female Firsts" today: First woman in tennis to make $1 million & first man or woman to win 1,000 matches!

You can check out the page here.

Can you think of any others? Some fans on our Facebook page were quick to point out that she was the first woman to be featured as Athlete of the Year in Sports Illustrated (1976) and first woman athlete to host Saturday Night Live (1989).

Fun to think about!

 

 
 

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Chrissie Participated in Pam Shriver's "Silver Tennis Ball" Challenge

NOV 17 - Chrissie wanted to share this picture with you taken with tennis pals Pam Shriver, Billie Jean King & Martina Navratilova at Pam's "Silver Tennis Ball" for the 25th anniversary of the Pam Shriver Tennis Challenge benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in Maryland.

Great VIDEO with Chris discussing her friendship with all 3 of these special ladies.

Nice ARTICLE here with an additional (more formal) picture as well.

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Chris Evert with Jeffrey Donovan (Burn Notice) at Saturday evening's Gala.

Chris Evert Charities Raises another $700,000 in the 21st Annual Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic!

IInching ever-closer to the $20 million dollar mark of monies raised for Chrissie's charity to help ensure a bright future for at-risk children and their families, fighting drug addiciton in South Florida, this year's event brought in another $700k. Great tennis and a Gala dance party performance by Kool & the Gang were part of the weekend action.

There is a great 8-paragraph ARTICLE with some of Chrissie's remarks, including introducing Martina as "The second greatest tennis player ever" and some of the tennis results are also mentioned.

You can see the VIDEO of Chris interviewed going into the GALA right here!

 

 

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The 21st Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic is Nov

What a line-up! American Idol winner David Cook, Martina Navratilova, Gavin Rossdale, Jon Lovitz, Alan Thicke, Bud Collins, Jeffrey Donovan, Elisabeth Shue, Pam Shriver, Stone Philips, Gigi Fernandez, Murphey Jensen, Vince Spadea, and many more!! They'll all be joining Chrissie for South Florida's biggest social event, the Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic.

Kool & the Gang will be the special Gala entertainment, performing hits like 'Joanna', 'Too Hot', 'Celebration' & 'Get Down On It'!

Now in it's 21st year, the Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic takes place Nov 5-7, 2010. DON'T MISS IT! Get tickets & information!

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Chrissie & Martina appear at US Open for women's final coin toss!

Chris & Martina surprised the US Open crowd at the women's final by walking out to do the coin toss at the start of the match.

You can catch the VIDEO REPLAY on Chrissie's Facebook page.

The Dynamic Duo was promoting the ESPN Documentary on the Evert/Navratilova rivalry premiering Tuesday Sept 14 at 8 pm on ESPN.

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Chrissie inducted into the Rogers Cup Hall of Fame!

Back when Chris Evert played the warm-up tournament to the US Open, it was called the Canadian Open. Now known as the Rogers Cup, Chris was inducted into the tournament's Hall of Fame as a 4-time winner and 6-time finalist.

At the ceremony, Chris said, "What’s special about this tournament is that my dad won the Canadian Open, so it has always been kind of a family affair ... He had great experiences here, too. Canada has always had some of the best and most knowledgeable crowds, the best stadiums – whether it’s been here in Montreal or Toronto, they are beautiful – and the best hospitality. It’s a very popular tournament for the players."

You can read an article about it here.

 

   

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KOOL & THE GANG: named the headlining entertainment for 2010 Chris Evert Gala!

KOOL & THE GANG will perform at the Chris Evert Gala on November 6, 2010 during the 21st Annual Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic, Nov 5-7!

This year's participants at the annual charity weekend include Gavin Rossdale, Jon Lovitz, Bud Collins, Jeffrey Donovan, Vince Spadea & Maeve Quinn.

You can get tickets & information here! You can also win a free trip to the event by buying $2 lottery tickets!

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"Unmatched" Documentary on Evert/Navratilova Rivalry to Premier in September!

Hanah Storm and documentarians Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters have created a monumental documentary for ESPN's '30 for 30' series on the rivalry of Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The feature will air for the first time onTuesday September 14 at 11 pm on ESPN2.

In the meantime, you can view production stills as well as a lengthy VIDEO PREVIEW at the 30 for 30 "UNMATCHED" website. The feature will be a full hour program.

YOU CAN BUY IT ON DVD HERE! Includes extended interviews & deleted scenes.

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TV ALERT: CHRISSIE SURPRISES BJK on 'Homecoming"!! AIRS JULY 3 at 7 pm on ESPN.

Chrissie surprised Billie Jean King in April, joining a live-tape broadcast of ESPN's "Homecoming" which is a 'This is your Life' format program for famous athletes.

Host Rick Reilly talked about who picked Riggs in the "Battle of the Sexes" and whether any of them apologized after she won. Then Chris (watching and listening to all of this from the studio) appears on the monitor in Long Beach and says, "I am sorry Billie." Immediately BJK says "I know that voice!"

Maria Sharapova, Tracy Austin, Zina Garrison, Jessica Mendoza, Bud Collins, Lornie Kuhle, Original 9 members Rosie Casals and Val Zigenfuss, were some of the other people in the audience.

The BJK episode airs on ESPN Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 7pm EST. If you miss that, it will re-air on ESPN2 on Friday July 9, 2010 at 7:30pm EST.

Visit the 'Homecoming' ESPN Page!

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Chrissie Announces Chris Evert Children's Hospital "Powerful Kids Contest" Winner!

Chrissie has announced the 'Powerful Kids Contest' winner, as part of a promotion at Chris Evert Children's Hospital, celebrating kids who have risen above adversity & set an example. Learn about this fantastic contest here.

You can read CJ's inspirational blog here and find out what makes him the kind of Powerful Kid we can all be proud of. CJ got an ipod, ipod touch & nanno, MacBook lap top, Flip Video camera & a Wii along with his award.

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Chris Evert Charities Online Auction: You Can Bid Now until the 8th of July!

Want to see Cher in concert & meet her after the show? How about Justin Bieber? Spend the day with Christian Slater? Meet Lily Tomlin? Spend a day on the set of Burn Notice? Or get a 1-hour tennis lesson from Chrissie?!

You can BID on all of these things & more to help support CHRIS EVERT CHARITIES to fight drug abuse & child neglect. The auction starts NOW & goes until July 8!

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Chrissie Hits the Empire State Building: Giving Lessons to Harlem Junior Tennis Program!

Chrissie gave a lesson on top of the Empire State Building to kids from the Harlem Junior Tennis and Education Program. This was part of her push to help the USTA bring awareness to Tennis Month and support local tennis programs for kids getting into tennis.

You can read a brief article here.

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Chris Promotes USTA Tennis Month & Honors Tennis Moms!

MAY 13 - Chrissie was in New York on Thursday to promote the USTA’s National Tennis Month as the ‘unofficial start of the outdoor tennis season’ with a focus this year on Tennis Moms and the way they instill a love of the game. You can learn more about it by checking the site at www.tennismonth.com.

Chris hit a few balls on Fox&Friends with the miniature 'QuickStart' tennis rackets for kids, spoke about the USTA'S Tennis Month focus on Tennis Moms, and about Martina Navratilova's progress with cancer.

See the TV VIDEO SEGMENT here.

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FLINK: CHRIS EVERT SHOULD HAVE COURT NAMED AFTER HER AT US OPEN

Steve Flink made a surprise suggestion during his awards ceremony in April, stating that the Louis Armstrong Stadium at the US Open should be re-named after Chris, as not only the winningest player in US Open tournament history, but as an American icon.

You can read his proposal here!

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Steve Flink Honored by Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame - Award presented by Chris Evert!

 

APRIL 25 - Chrissie went to New York on Friday night to give an award from the Eastern Tennis Hall of Fame to her friend (and a friend to all Chrissie fans!), Steve Flink!

Congratulations to Steve, who deserves many honors for a lifetime of extraordinary work in tennis.

 

From left to right is Amanda (Steve's daughter), Brad Falkner (Tennis Channel), Chrissie, Steve, & Jonathan (Steve's son). You can read the notice at Tennis Channel for the event & words from Tennis Channel's Joel Drucker on Steve here.

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“Beach Bash” Raises Funds for Broward Health Chris Evert Children’s Hospital

On Saturday, March 20th, Chrissie served as honorary chair as the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina was transformed into a tropical paradise for the Pediatrix Medical Group Broward Health Foundation Beach Bash presented by Aramark Healthcare. More than 430 guests enjoyed an evening of dinner, dancing and beach-themed entertainment, along with silent and live auctions.

The sold-out event raised close to $300,000 for Broward Health Chris Evert Children’s Hospital at Broward General Medical Center. See the article

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CHRIS EVERT: Fit, 50(ish) & Fabulous!

Check out today's article in the Healthy Living section of the Palm Beach Post. Chris is interviewed on a number of subjects, from her newly single status, to 'hot yoga', to the upcoming ESPN documentary on her rivalry with Martina Navratilova.

Click the image to the left to view the attachment! (The photo they used was from Chrissie's HOOD SImply Smart site, which you can access through the link below!)

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Chrissie's HOOD(R) 'Simply Smart(R) Milk' partnership spawns website!

Chris has been hard at work for the past few months on developing a health information website with HOOD(R) 'Simply Smart(R) Milk' that includes podcasts and video segments on topics including pre-match preparation, diet, and rivalries. Not to mention some of recipes for making yummy snacks that are also healthy. Take a look at the site by clicking here or the picture to the right.

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DATES SET FOR 2010 CHRIS EVERT PRO - CELEBRITY TENNIS CLASSIC!

The dates for the 2010 Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Classic has been set for November 5-7, 2010.

You can get more information on tickets for the event at the website here, or by checking in with Chris Evert Charities Facebook page which will be updated regularly.

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CHRISSIE ON TV! VCR ALERT:

The 1981 Australian Open final where Martina beats Chris 7-5 in the 3rd set aired in a special broadcast on the Tennis Channel on Monday, January 11 at 7 pm & 10 pm.

The following evening, the 1982 Australian Open final where Chris avenges this loss, beating Martina 6-3 2-6 6-3, aired on the Tennis Channel on Tuesday, January 12 at 7 pm & 10 pm.

You can check for further info in the Tennis Channel schedule here.

The Chris Evert Pro Celebrity Charity highlights aired on ESPN2 on Wednesday January 20 at 2:30 pm.

Chris Evert in 1982

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Entering into a whole new world of interactive communication with her fans, Chrissie has joined the Facebook community with an official fan page, with chrisevert.net providng archival footage and classic images.

 

FACEBOOK: CHRISSIE SURFS INTO A NEW ERA!!!!

Chris will send photos from her various promotional shoots or even from her vacations, as seen here surfing in Hawaii. She will also be taking questions from fans on a random basis!

you can click here to join us at facebook, and 'FAN' Chris so that you're in the loop on all the latest!

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Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro Celebrity Tennis Charity weekend raised another $700,000!

Chrissie's star studded 20th anniversary charity tennis classic raised another $700,000 over the weekend, bringing Chris Evert Charities' total to $18.5 million.

The weekend was filled with tennis rallies, outrageous commentaries, fantastic auction packages, and an incredible evening cocktail party and gala. You can read the article at tennis week and join in the fun vicariously.

Highlights from the event will be shown in January on ESPN2.

Chrissie is seen here at the gala with Martina Navratilova and Dara Torres.