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She made two further comebacks from a set down, against Dürr and Lesley Hunt, both seasoned professionals, before losing to Billie Jean King in a semifinal in straight sets.This winning streak included her first matches with and wins over King, Virginia Wade and Betty Stöve.
That record was broken when another Floridian, Jennifer Capriati, reached the final of the tournament in Boca Raton, Florida, in 1990 at the age of 13.) In 1970, Evert won the national sixteen-and-under championship and was invited to play in an eight-player clay court tournament in Charlotte, North Carolina. Wightman Cup team, the youngest player ever in the competition.
Evert never lost in the first or second round of a Grand Slam singles tournament and lost in the third round only twice.
In Grand Slam women's singles play, Evert won a record seven championships at the French Open and a co-record six championships at the US Open (tied with Serena Williams).
In later life Evert was a coach and is now an analyst for ESPN and has a line of tennis and active apparel.
Evert began taking tennis lessons from her father Jimmy Evert when she was five years old. Evert played her first senior tournament in that year also, reaching the semifinals in her hometown of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, losing to Mary-Ann Eisel in three sets.