Chris evert dating anyone
Evert was America’s soft-spoken sweetheart, the prettiest girl on the court and the best behaved, battling every point with lady-like determination.Connors was the bully of the baseline, yelling and screaming at umpires and players.
He claims they were repeatedly unfaithful to each other, and strongly hints — without actually stating it — that his fiancée became pregnant by him and had an abortion against his wishes shortly before they were due to get married.Legions of Wimbledon fans may find it hard to credit in the man who once defined bad behaviour on the tennis court, but Jimmy Connors says he ‘turned on the charm’ the first time he chatted up Chris Evert.It was June 1972 and they were having lunch in the small dining room of the Queen’s Club during the tournament that is the traditional warm-up to Wimbledon.Evert was just 17 and shadowed by her eagle-eyed mother, Colette, but Connors, two years older and never lacking in bravado, went and sat beside her.Later that week, he took her out on the town for their first date.But Connors, who was already feeling that Evert was getting everything her way in their long-distance relationship as they both continued to compete on the tennis circuit, says he soon found out the decision wasn’t to be made ‘as a couple’.
She asked him to ‘handle the details’, to which he responded, with apparent bitterness: ‘Well, thanks for letting me know.
Since I don’t have any say in the matter, then I guess I’m just here to help.’ Although he wasn’t so upset that he put off going out that evening, Connors makes clear it led directly to their relationship ending.
After dinner they went to the Playboy Club, where Connors’ eyes weren’t on the beautiful women at the bar or the blackjack tables but on Evert, he reveals in a tell-all memoir published in the U. this week.‘That night, we ran around London acting like kids in high school — which, by the way, she still was,’ he writes in The Outsider.
They parted with a kiss — Connors says he ‘played the gentleman’ — but their public courtship was soon making headlines around the world.
The ‘fairytale romance’ captured the public imagination, especially after they both won singles titles at Wimbledon in 1974.
Of course, for many people, the fairytale they had in mind was Beauty And The Beast.