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That iron self-control has been called upon recently as she copes with the aftermath of the most disastrous off-court match of her life.On Thursday, at Wimbledon, she found herself in the same place at the same time as her ex-husband, Greg Norman, who came with his new wife, Karen, on his arm.
“They must never change the grass or the rules about wearing white.” And to find herself happy again.After four years spent dodging questions about the biggest mistake of her life there’s an unforced smile on her face and a lightness to her, whatever the subject, so long as I avoid mentioning a certain golfer. “I’m in a much better place than I’ve been in the last few years.” Her midlife crisis began when, in 2006, she divorced her husband of 18 years, the Olympic downhill skier Andy Mill, because she had fallen in love with Greg “The Great White Shark” Norman, the former world number one golfer, who also happened to be Mill’s friend and business partner. Chrissie Evert got her man just as, in her tennis heyday, she won 18 Grand Slams, including three Wimbledons (1974, 76 and 81). But sometimes the prize isn’t worth winning, as Evert found in the matrimonial game. “It’s very, very amicable,” she says, about to fly off to Aspen, Colorado, to join her sons, who are staying with their father and stepmother.Norman’s wife, Laura Andrassy, accused Evert of ruthless pursuit. Her marriage to Norman, celebrated in June 2008, lasted just 15 months. “I love his wife, we all get along great and the boys are happy, too.” Advantage Evert for putting on a brave face, but it has been a difficult time, one in which Martina Navratilova, once her great on-court rival, has been a “confidante”.These days she runs a tennis academy for kids in her native Florida and has launched a new range of sportswear for ‘tennis moms’, which she models herself.Despite her sporting legacy, however, Chris now says all the trophies in the world will never compensate for losing the one thing that really mattered to her - married family life - which imploded in very public and spectacular fashion 10 years ago.During a record-breaking career spanning 21 years Chris won Wimbledon three times, 18 Grand Slam singles titles, and once played 55 matches in a row without defeat - but today the mother-of-three still wears the same size 8 dress size (US4) and is fitter than most women half her age.
She retired aged 34 with millions in the bank, a place in history and the tennis Hall of Fame.
Some say that Norman’s two grown-up children made life hard for their stepmother. A common opinion is that two champions make poor bedfellows. You have to be very self-absorbed, very selfish because it is all about you, and everyone is gunning for you.
The focus on winning messes with your head, as Evert is well aware. “I remember aged 14 being so excited that I was made a cheerleader at high school. ’ It had to be all or nothing, and I made the decision to go with the tennis.
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.
“It’ll be another three years at least,” she believes, before another world-class American talent comes through.