She has written two autobiographies. The first one entitled Chrissie: My Own Story went to press in April of 1984 and chronicled her early years. A second book called Lloyd on Lloyd was released in June of 1986 and detailed her marriage to tennis pro John Lloyd.
Christine Marie Evert was named for her two grandmothers: Christine Evert and Marie Thompson.
For eight years, Chris had a clothing endorsement with Puritan. The president of the company was so enamored with her that he named a horse after her. The filly, Chris Evert, went on to win the Triple Crown.
In 1986, Evert became the first woman to be featured in a Sports Illustrated commercial.
Chris was awarded the 1995 Family Circle "Player Who Makes A Difference" award.
Chris was the WTA (Women's Tennis Association) president for a record nine terms, including eight terms consecutively from 1983-91. Her first term was 1975-76.
Evert opened her own Evert Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, FL in 1996.
Evert was featured on the front of a Wheaties cereal box in 1987.
Chris Evert was named the "Most Widely Known Athlete in the Nation" in a 1991 poll conducted by American Sports Data, Inc.
On November 11, 1989, Evert became the first sports celebrity to guest host Saturday Night Live.
In March 2001, Chris was named the publisher of TENNIS Magazine.
Chris is a vegetarian.
Chris Evert was once engaged to fellow top player, Jimmy Connors.
In 2005, Evert was ranked #4 in TENNIS Magazine's "40 Greatest Players in the Tennis Era".
In 1995, Chris Evert was unanimously elected into the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
In April 1985, Chris Evert was named the "Greatest Woman Athlete of the Last 25 Years" by the Women's Sports Foundation.
Evert was named the "Sportswoman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated in 1976.
Evert was voted as the "Female Athlete of the Year" by the Associated Press on four occasions.
Chris Evert won at least one Grand Slam title for 13 consecutive years - from 1974 through 1986.
Chris Evert has a rose named for her.
Chris began taking tennis lessons from her father when she was just five years old.
Chrissie's father, Jimmy Evert, won the men's singles title at the Canadian Championships in 1947.
Chris Evert's professional win-loss record is the best in professional tennis history: 1309 - 146 (.900).
Chris Evert holds a record 7 French Open titles.
During her career, Evert won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and 3 Grand Slam doubles titles.
Greg Norman: (on his rumoured relationship with Chris) Just to make it clear: we're very, very close friends and we'll leave it at that. OK?