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Chrissie Evert attends USTA Foundation for World Tennis Day Celebration
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With @serenawilliams @carowozniacki @stanwawrinka85 @espnhannahstorm @iamgaelmonfils for the United States Tennis Association – USTA (Official) Foundation.

Donations are what allow the USTA Foundation to support the amazing programs throughout the country that work to assist under-resourced kids; people with disabilities; and wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans and their families. The 3rd Annual World Tennis Day Celebration is a major fundraiser.



Chrissie speaks at Bud Collins Memorial Service

June 19- “Touching ceremony for Bud Collins. Lots of stories, tributes, and love filling Trinity Church. He will always be remembered as kind and decent and generous. RIP Bud…” 

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— at Trinity Church, Boston



Chrissie was a #FutureLeaders Honoree at BreakthroughNY Screen Shot 2016-07-21 at 2.04.38 AM

Chrissie was an honoree at Breakthrough NY’s #FutureLeaders Gala, serving to #Inspire these great kids to go on to do great things! Breakthrough NY is a program that aims to assist low-income yourh to break the cycle of poverty, by helping them get into good high schools and colleges.



Chris Evert Charities Raised $600k in its 26th Year fighting Drug Abuse in South Florida12226964_10153134747900588_1368404097612299236_n

In it’s 26th year, Chris Evert Charities raised another $600k to fight drug abuse & provide support to mothers and families afflicted in South Florida, which pushes the total raised by Evert and her celebrity friends to $22 million. You can read about this year’s event in the Delray Newspaper article, below:

2015 Chris Evert/Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic 26th Annual weekend wrap-up



Chris Evert Presents Trophies at WTA Singapore Finalssingapore wta

“Love these two young women..” says Chrissie.#inspirational
#wta #wtafinals #wtasingapore



Chrissie Announces New Tennis Fashion Line: ChrissieByTail

READ THIS BLOG POST ANNOUNCING “CHRISSIE BY TAIL” TENNIS ACTIVEWEAR LINE

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Chris Evert inducts Jane Brown into International Tennis Hall of Fame in Newportcehofp14

“It was an honor to help induct my good friend Jane Brown into the Tennis Hall of Fame today in Newport, RI.. Very deserving, great lady!” Chrissie said after the ceremony, where her good friend Lindsay Davenport was also inducted. You can read the Tennis Magazine article here!

You can watch a clip about the Ceremony Right here.



Chris presents Trophy again! at Roland Garroscetpfo14

As if handing out the winner’s trophy at the Australian Open earlier this year was not enough, Chris was given the honor again – to hand out the winner’s trophy after the final of Roland Garros.

Maria Sharapova was this year’s winner. Chris also provided great insight into the tournament all the way up to the final, with her commentary on ESPN.



Chrissie’s 40th Anniversary of Her First Grand Slam Win.cefo74

Article in Athlete’s Quarrterly

Not surpirsingly, the 40th Anniversary of Chrissie’s first Grand Slam title, which occurred in Paris in 1974 with a win over Russian Olga Morozova, has brought with it a flood of nostalgia.

Chris indulged some of the nostalgia with this lengthy interview with Athletes Quarterly. Read the article here. You can also read Tennis Magazine’s Article on the“Who’s The Clay GOAT” here!

As a bonus treat, you can see a video summary of the match from 40 years ago! Right here on Chrissie’s own YouTube
Channel, chriseverdotnet.



Presenting the Trophy to the Winner of the 2014 Australian Open Womens Singles Finalceao14

It was Chrissie’s honor this year to hold up the trophy at the 2014, before presenting it to this year’s winner, Li Na.

See some coverage from Yahoo sports by clicking this link.



Chrissie named “Legend Ambassador” for the WTA Championships in Singaporecer2s14

Chrissie will support the season-long ‘Road to Singapore’ of the 2014 WTA Tour, beginning with the Australian Open all the way through 54 events and 33 countries to the WTA Championships, which will be held in Asia-Pacific for the first time.

You can READ THE ARTICLE HERE about it.

And article on the Visit to Singapore with Genie here.

{Promotional Photo with Genie Bouchard in Singapore).



Chris Evert / Raymond James Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic raises $600k to fight drug abuse.cetc13

Chrissie had the help of an impressive array of tennis friends & celebrities – including Kevin McKidd, Mats Wilander, Gavin Rossdale, Martina Navratilova, Patrick McEnroe, Maeve Quinlan, Rennae Stubbs, David Cook, Jon Lovitz, Pam Shriver & many others – to raise $600k to fight drug abuse and give aid to families dealing wtih affliction in South Florida.

Chrissie’s charity has raised over $21.2 million since it began in 1989.

Next year’s event will be held from Nov 21-23, 2014.



Chris Evert attended the Legends Ballcelb13

Hosted by Lara Spencer (far left), the Legends Ball is a fundraiser for the International Tennis Hall of Fame, paying tribute to the Hall of Fame Class of 2014 and honoring organizations that have contributed greatly to tennis with the presentation of special awards.

Chrissie attended the event along with Monica Seles & Pam Shriver (pictured here), as well as many other tennis luminaries.

You can see a video on the event by clicking this link.



Chrissie at WTA 40 Love Celebration during Middle Sunday of Wimbledoncel40

18 of the WTA’s historical World #1’s gathered for WTA’s 40th Anniversary.

Chrissie was there with Billie Jean King, Margaret Court, Evonne Goolagong Cawley, Martina Navratilova, Tracy Austin, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, Martina Hingis, Lindsay Davenport, Jennifer Capriati, Justine Henin, Amelie Mauresmo, Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, & Jelena Jankovic.

You can SEE THE VIDEO HERE of WTA Live.



Chrissie Receives Commemorative Tennis Hall of Fame Ring. ring

Chrissie –with Chris McKendry & Chris Fowler– watching Mary JoeFernández 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.



Chris Evert speaks about USTA in communities – at National Press ClubNatPress

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.



Chrissie accepts Fed Cup Replica trophyfedcup13

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.



Chrissie Surprises Billie Jean King at Womens Sports Foundation Presentationcebjk

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.



Chrissie Inaugurates Local College Tennis Center…with last minute adjustments!barefeet

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!



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

“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!



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

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.



Chrissie returns to White House for Easter Egg Roll 2012obama

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..



Chris had a blast at “Dancing With The Stars”dwts1

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.



Chrissie inks new 4-year commentary deal with ESPNCE-RF

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 Zonehere.

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



Chris Finds New Life on the Court83fo


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.



Chrissie on the red carpet at the 2011 SI Sportswoman & Sportsman of the Yearsi11

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.