Sport: Chris Evert: Miss Cool on the Court

When St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., held its commencement exercises three months ago, the girl voted most popular by her fellow students was noticeably absent. She was off on a European tour trying to live up to another title bestowed by her schoolmates: most likely to succeed. As it happened, Christine Marie Evert, 18, class of '73, honor student and yearbook sports editor, was destined for some graduate work in the School of Hard Knocks, Big-Time Tennis Department.

In her first season as a tennis professional, Evert started out with...

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