Status: Tennis Hall of Famer. Publisher of TENNIS Magazine. Owner and operator of EVERT Tennis Academy in Boca Raton, FL.Ht: 5-6 Wt: 125DOB: December 21, 1954 In: Fort Lauderdale, FLTennis Inspirations: â€œMy father Jimmy. I looked up to and respected him a lot.â€Early Tennis Memory: â€œI was at a clinic with Maureen Connolly when I was 10. I got to hit with her. She commented on my game in front of everyone. That left a big impression on me. It motivated me even more to get involved in tennis.â€Childhood Ambition: â€œSchool teacher.â€First Job: â€œTeacherâ€™s helper/teacherâ€™s pet. There was an ad on the bulletin board in school to correct tests and papers. I wanted to be a teacher. It made me feel responsible.â€Favorite Movie: â€œThe Sound Of Music. I think I played it like 200 times when I was growing up. Very uplifting. I love musicals. Iâ€™m very corny so far [smiles].â€Hobbies/Interests: â€œMy sons â€“ they are my life. Skiing. Hiking. Going to the movies.â€Musical Tastes: â€œSoft rock, Elton John, Whitney Houston.â€Favorite Book: â€œPrince Of Tides â€“ I just couldnâ€™t put it down. Ken Follet books.â€Favorite TV Shows: â€œPrime Time. Iâ€™ve always liked Diane Sawyer. They always find something that people donâ€™t know â€“ alarmingly. Melrose Place. Sisters. Soap operas. I watch TV to gain information and to lose myself.â€First Car: â€œMy first tournament (age 18). I won a car. I canâ€™t remember the name of it, but it was blue.â€Favorite Food: â€œAnything chocolate. Milk chocolate.â€Favorite Breakfast Cereal: â€œHoney Nut Cheerios.â€Greatest Sports Moment: â€œI guess Iâ€™ll say the 1985 French Open. When I beat Martina in the finals 63 67 75. I had lost to her 14 times in a row. I just never expected in a million years to beat her. It was very dramatic, a back and forth, see-saw match.â€ (With the win, Chris regained #1 ranking for the first time since 1981.)Favorite Sports To Watch Outside Tennis: â€œFigure skating, downhill skiing in the Olympics.â€Closest Tennis Friends: â€œMartina Navratilova, Pam Shriver.â€Funniest Players Encountered: â€œIlie Nastase, Vitas Gerulaitis. They really knew how to entertain. Very funny.â€Toughest Competitors: â€œBillie Jean King â€“ really driven, very intense. Monica Seles â€“ steely, determined concentration.â€Favorite Tennis Players To Watch: â€œJohn McEnroe. Opposite of me. His touch, his feel, his artistry, his volleying. Great to watch.â€Interesting Fact: â€œIâ€™m very sensitive and emotional. I think my image is that Iâ€™m not.â€Favorite Athletes To Watch: â€œMichael Jordan, like everyone. Fred Couples â€“ I think heâ€™s cool. I like his attitude. Joe Montana â€“ I like unpretentious champions, who are great but donâ€™t act like theyâ€™re great. They talk to everybody. Down-to-earth. I feel I could have a nice conversation with them. If my husband would let me [smiles]. These are good questions.â€People Most Admired: â€œBillie Jean King â€“ her leadership. Visionary aspect. She had a big effect on me. George Bush. I know President Bush very well. I think, as a person, I have the highest respect for him. Heâ€™s very unassuming, very giving. Hilary Clinton. Sheâ€™s really proven herself. I like the way sheâ€™s handled adversity. And I like how intelligent and nurturing she is with her daughter.â€Future Ambitions: â€œSince retiring (in 1989), my ambitions have sort of died. Iâ€™d like maybe to have a bigger family. I sort of sacrificed my life for tennis. My ambitions are more personal, private now.â€Family: Sons, Alex, Nicholas, Colton.Career Accomplishments: Inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995; Won 18 Grand Slam singles titles and three in doubles; Won 154 career singles titles, eight in doubles; Former #1 player in the world (for 262 non-consecutive weeks); 1988 U.S. Olympian.