Wednesday, September 9, 2009

20 years ago this week, Chris Evert said goodbye

This quarterfinal week marks the 20th anniversary of the final U.S. Open match of the great Chris Evert. She was defeated 7-6, 6-1 in the 1989 quarterfinals by Zina Garrison. Evert defeated Monica Seles 6-0, 6-2 in the round of 16.

Evert reached her first U.S. Open semifinal at age 16. She went on to win the event six times, and retired with a 101-12 record at the tournament. Seventeen of nineteen times, she reached the semifinals.


Todd Spiker said...

My, how time flies.

Freddy said...

My favorite ever player. I was there that day and it was unforgettable.

Diane said...

Oh, Freddy, I wish I had been there. It was a memorable occasion, I know. The don't make them like Chris anymore.