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ONE ON ONE with CHRIS EVERT

EVERT ONE ON ONE In 2018, the WTA named its World No.1 Trophy for Chris Evert – a fitting tribute to the player who sat atop the computer rankings when they were introduced on Nov. 3, 1975. Evert went on to hold the top spot for a total of 260 weeks. Since then, another 26 women have ascended to No.1 and 13 of them share the distinction of also being a year-end No.1, a feat Evert achieved five times. While the official Chris Evert WTA World No.1 Trophy was designed to be presented to each new No.1 in perpetuity, the...
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CRISSIE'S VIEW - SPRING TRAINING

Chrissie’s View SPRING TRAINING Winning tennis matches doesn’t have to be complicated. I come from the school of thought that the player who makes the fewest mistakes wins most often. Of course, simplicity doesn’t necessarily equate to ease. It’s a disciplined approach that focuses on the essentials: lots of first serves in; move your feet; value every point. Be in the moment and don’t get caught looking back or ahead. Having a strong mental game can make up for many ills on the physical side. Do those things and you’ll frequently find yourself in a winning position. This issue is...
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CRISSIE'S VIEW - A CHALLENGED SYSTEM

Chrissie’s View A CHALLENGED SYSTEM The only certainty of the 2021 tennis calendar is that it’s filled with uncertainty. Concerns over the lingering pandemic have forced early-season tournaments, including the Australian Open, to juggle various staging scenarios. Positive news of a potential vaccine points to greater optimism for the summer months, which could mean avoiding the gut-wrenching possibility of a second consecutive lost Wimbledon. But for the time-being, we’ll just have to cross our fingers that some semblance of the schedule returns, and special moments await in the year ahead. One of the biggest storylines will be whether either Roger...
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COLETTE EVERT, MOTHER TO CHRIS, WAS TENNIS' MOST EXEMPLARY PARENT

THE MOTHER OF FIVE NAVIGATED THE PARENTAL WATERS WITH SINGULAR GRACE, EXTRAORDINARY ELEGANCE AND UNMATCHED DIGNITY. By Steve Flink November 10, 2020 When the news came my way that Colette Evert had passed away at 92 last Thursday, it hit me awfully hard. She was an extraordinary woman I had known well since 1972, and was the matriarch of a close-knit and strikingly accomplished family of seven, joining forces with her singularly devoted teaching pro husband Jimmy to raise five remarkable children—including their renowned daughter Chris—in Fort Lauderdale, Fla The Everts rank right up there among the greatest tennis families...
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Forbes: Where To Find The Country’s Top Tennis Academies

Forbes Oct 1, 2020, By Roger Sands Contributor - Travel Tennis academies come in all shapes and sizes, with missions that can vary greatly from one academy to the next. Just like no two tennis players are exactly alike, neither are academies that train junior players. For some, the mission is straightforward: Give us your child for several years and we’ll turn him or her into a highly accomplished player. Of course, “highly accomplished” can mean different things to different people. Some parents expect their children to develop into the next Roger Federer or Naomi Osaka, while others hope their...

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