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.