It was 30 years ago today that Chrissie Evert, known as The Ice Maiden, won her final Wimbledon title.
Calm under pressure, at one stage the former world number one played 55 matches in a row without being beaten.
She talks with enthusiasm about her new part-time commentating career which she calls, no pun intended, “a whole new ball game”.
Entertaining the viewer is not about slamming in a winner, but keeping the ball in play, so it’s better for the social skills.
The second barrel came off her name eight years later when they divorced, following her affair with the singer Adam Faith.
Now we talk about relationships and laugh about the old days.” Navratilova hasn’t blabbed, but those mysterious “friends” who crop up when there is gossip to be dispensed have voiced various theories as to what went wrong with the Evert/Norman match.
She looked stunning.” Kutner, 41, said the celebration was small but memorable.
“We wanted something very intimate with just us and the family,” she said. Their marriage lasted only 18 months and less than six months after divorcing Evert, Norman went public with his relationship with new love Kutner.
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