Tennis Racket used by Chris Evert


This broken-stringed Wilson racket once belonged to Chris Evert (b. 1954), one of the most successfull professional tennis players of all-time. With a determined attitude, a steady baseline playing style, and a powerful two-hand backhand. the native Floridian won more than 100 titles, including 18 Grand Slam Championships between 1974-1984.

Twice the President of the Women's Tennis Association, Evert was Inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame in 1995.

Date Made: ca 1978

User: Evert, ChrisThru Institution: Sports IllustratedMaker: Wilson Sporting Goods Company

Location: Currently not on view

Level Of Sport: ProfessionalWeb Subject: SportsName Of Sport: TennisWeb Subject: Women


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Credit Line: Chris Evert

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.0617.01Accession Number: 1979.0617Catalog Number: 1979.0617.01

Object Name: tennis racketracket, tennis

Physical Description: wood (overall material)plastic (overall material)leather (overall material)nylon (overall material)Measurements: overall: 27 1/4 in x 9 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 69.215 cm x 23.495 cm x 3.81 cm


Record Id: nmah_673849

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