JIMMY CONNORS & CHRIS EVERT AUTOGRAPHS



James Scott “Jimmy” Connors was born September 2, 1952, in East St. Louis, Illinois. Conners is an American former World No. 1 tennis player. Connors is considered to be one of the greatest tennis players of all time. He held the top ranking for 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974, through August 29, 1977, and an additional eight times during his career (a total of 268 weeks). He won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles with Ilie Năstase and was the mixed doubles runner-up with Chris Evert at the 1974 US Open. Christine Marie “Chris” Evert was born December 21, 1954. Evert is a former World No. 1 professional tennis player from the United States. She won 18 Grand Slam singles titles, including a record 7 at the French Open. According to the Women’s Tennis Association, she was the year-ending World No. 1 singles player in 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980, and 1981 and, according to many sources, in 1974 and 1978. Evert’s career win–loss record in singles matches of 1,309–146 (.900) is the best of any professional player in tennis history. In tennis writer Steve Flink’s book The Greatest Tennis Matches of the Twentieth Century, he named Evert as the third best female player of the 20th century, after Steffi Graf and Martina Navratilova. Evert never lost in the first round of a Grand Slam singles tournament, her earliest exits being in the third round. In women’s doubles, Evert won three Grand Slam titles.

 

Original Jimmy Conners & Chris Evert Autographs, signed on the back page of a Virginia Slims Circuit Washington, DC Program. Dated January 19 – 25, 1976. You also receive the Printed Internet Photo shown. Approx. size 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches. Regular Price – $ 195.00 / Sale Price – $ 148.95.

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