SI Vault
 
LIFE STORIES OF CHRISSIE AND JOHN: OUT OF GREATNESS, EXPENSIVE TEDIUM
Jeremiah Tax
September 13, 1982
In 1977, after she had won the U.S. Open tennis championship for the third straight time, Chris Evert and The New York Times sportswriter Neil Amdur discussed doing a book about her life and career. They agreed that a book about a 22-year-old tennis player was, at the very least, "premature."
Decrease font Decrease font
Enlarge font Enlarge font
September 13, 1982

Life Stories Of Chrissie And John: Out Of Greatness, Expensive Tedium

View CoverRead All Articles View This Issue
1 2

There are, too, a number of nuggets in Chrissie that doubtless will brighten some TV talk shows:

? Tracy Austin's mother always accompanies her daughter in the locker rooms before matches, much to the annoyance of Chris and other women pros.

?On his first date with Chris, Burt Reynolds arrived at the Evert home with four friends and three Rolls-Royces. He gave her a gold necklace with BABE, his nickname for her, spelled out in diamonds.

? Rosie Casals makes brownies that have enlivened a number of parties on the women's tour.

1 2