This is the single greatest tennis Rivalry of all time and one of the greatest sports Rivalries of all time because what Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert did in the tennis court will never be seen again as to dominate so much and for so long is a testament to both of their individual greatness and their dominance as a pair. These 2 have set the bar for all the rest of the tennis Rivalries and till now no one has been able to match it especially in women’s tennis. These two icons are solely responsible for putting women’s tennis on the map and for 15 years no one was able to touch them.
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played against each other a mind boggling 80 times in competitive tennis which is one of the most in tennis history. Some tennis players do not even play 80 Matches throughput their careers. Their greatest Rivalry started in 1973 and it continued to 198( and fans all across the world were privileged to watch these 2 play.
Let’s celebrate the greatest tennis rivalry of all time.
Head to Head in Grand Slams
Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played against each other in Grand Slams 22 times. Most of the players do not play 22 Grand Slam matches In their whole careers. The Head to Head in Grand Slams was in favor of Martina Navratilova who won 14 out of their 22 Matches and Chris Evert won 8 of those Matches. Their first Grand Slam match was the 1975 French Open Final where Chris Evert beat Martina. Then in the 1978 Wimbledon Final it was Martina Navratilova who got the win and won the Grand Slam. Between 1981 and 1982 they faced against each other at the 1981 and 1982 Australian Open and and not were won by Martina Navratilova and then also at the 1982 Wimbledon Final which was won by Chris Evert. Again in 1984 they faced off in 3 Grand Slam finals and all 3 were won by Martina Navratilova. And finally between 1985 and 1986 they took on each other in 4 Grand Slams Finals and the honors were shared 2-2 as both won 2 titles. Out of the 22 Grand Slam Matches 14 of them were Finals.
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Other Head to Head
They took on each other in 22 Grand Slam matches but there were also 58 other Matches they faced against each other which were outside the Grand Slams. 58 Matches outside the Grand Slams is outstanding as very few pairs have done that. They have faced each other 3 times at the Virginia State Championships and Martina Navratilova won 2 out of those 3 Matches. Then they had 52 other Tour Events Matches and here it was 26-26 Head to Head. The overall Head is Head between Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert was a staggering 37 wins for Chris Evert and a mind boggling 43 wins for Martina Navratilova.
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This is an illustration of their Head to Head:
Virginia State Championships