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Chris Evert
December 21, 1954 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

I always looked ahead.


When I was younger, I was a robot. Wind her up and she plays tennis.


Every time, all the time, I'm a perfectionist. I feel I should never lose.


If you can react the same way to winning and losing, that's a big accomplishment. That quality is important because it stays with you the rest of your life, and there's going to be a life after tennis that's a lot longer than your tennis life.


I was very, very shy as a younger girl, just petrified of people. Tennis helped give me an identity and made me feel like somebody.


Losing hurts me. I was determined to be the best.


Find something that you're really interested in doing in your life. Pursue it, set goals, and commit yourself to excellence. Do the best you can.


If I win seven tournaments in a row, I get so confident I'm in a cloud. A loss gets me eager again.


You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.


If you're a champion, you have to have it in your heart.


Ninety percent of my game is mental. It's my concentration that has gotten me this far.


I'm not an overly ambitious person; I don't feel like I have to excel.


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