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Chris Evert


1954 Born December 21 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida
1971 Makes the semifinals of the U.S. Open, losing to Billie Jean King
1972 Makes the semifinals of Wimbledon—losing to Evonne Goolagong; wins the Virginia Slims championship as an amateur
1973 Turns professional as a tennis player
1973-79 From August 1973 to May 1979, does not lose a clay court match
1976-77 Plays World Team Tennis for Phoenix
1979 Marries tennis player John Lloyd on April 17
1983 Elected president for the first of nine terms of the Women's International Tennis Association
1986 Suffers knee injury
1987 Divorces John Lloyd in April
1988 Plays on the U.S. Olympic Tennis Team; marries Andy Mill
1989 Retires as a professional tennis player
1991 Son Alexander James born on October 12

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