Tennis Great Chris Evert Says She’s a Late Bloomer

Chris Evert has come a long way from the days when she burst onto the international tennis scene at age 16.  Today, the 57-year-old Evert and her brother, John, own Boca Raton, Florida’s Evert Academy, which provides year-round training for juniors dreaming of becoming tennis pros.  In a Washington Post article, Evert talks about her ups and downs and the discovery of a new life where the old one had been — on a tennis court.  In addition to the academy, she’s forging a business career with television commentary and new endorsement deals.

“I think that what I have gone through the last couple of years, a normal person would have gone through a long time ago,” Evert says in the article. “When you’re a famous, successful person at 16 years old, the rules change for you. Everybody is doing things for you to make life easier so you can go out and play. And I think you miss out on lot of growing up and a lot of reality checks.”

The full Washington Post article can be found here.

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About Lynne Strang

I'm a writer who blogs about 40-and-older business owners. I am also the author of "Late-Blooming Entrepreneurs: Eight Principles for Starting a Business After Age 40." Outside of work, I enjoy reading, cooking, vegetable gardening and exercise (especially cycling).
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2 Responses to Tennis Great Chris Evert Says She’s a Late Bloomer

  1. Mike Wilson says:

    Taking her past and applying it to her own future. Nothing is wasted as long as we don’t waste it.

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