Christine Evert Lloyd is an American tennis champion and one of the top women players in the world. She is noted for her strong backhand and her intense concentration during a match.
Christine Marie Evert was born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. She learned to p]ay tennis from her father. Because she learned to play on the slow clay tennis courts which are common in southern Florida, Evert is at her best on slow courts.
In 1971, at the age of sixteen, Evert became the youngest player to reach the semifinals of the United States Open Tennis Championships. This was her first time to participate in the U.S. Open. In 1972, she turned professional and was able to accept money and other prizes for winning matches.
In 1974, she won the women’s singles title in two major tournaments. These titles were at Wimbledon, the British championship, and the French Open, which is played on clay. Later she won the U.S. and Australian Opens, the