Christine Marie "Chris" Evert (born December 21, 1954), known as Chris Evert-Lloyd from 1979 to 1987, is a former World No.
Their engagement was short-lived as it was called off later that year. In 1975 she won her second French Open and the first of four straight US Open titles by defeating Cawley in a three-set final.However, their on-again off-again relationship continued over the next couple of years. Also in November of that year the official WTA computer ranking system was instituted, with Evert being the first No. In total Evert logged 260 weeks at number one (fourth all-time behind Graf (377), Navratilova (332), and Serena Williams (309) respectively).Evert reached 34 Grand Slam singles finals, more than any other player in the history of professional tennis.She reached the semifinals or better, in singles, of 52 of the 56 Grand Slams she played, including the semifinals or better of 34 consecutive Grand Slams entered from the 1971 US Open through the 1983 French Open.Many tennis historical experts believe that had she not skipped the tournament, she would have reigned supreme, winning in all three years and pushing her total French Open titles to 10.
This feat would have seen her finish alone in fourth place on the list of all-time Grand Slam singles winners, with 21 titles (behind only Margaret Court with 24, Serena Williams with 23 and Graf with 22).
Her fiancé at the time, Jimmy Connors, won the Wimbledon men's singles title that year and media attention surrounded the "Love Match" of tennis that summer.
They partnered in the mixed doubles event at the 1974 US Open, finishing as runners-up.
Evert is regarded by some to be the greatest female tennis player of all time.
Evert has served as president of the Women's Tennis Association during eleven calendar years, 1975––91.
In addition Evert had by far the overall best match record in each of those seven years.