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The Rivals: Chris Evert Vs. Martina Navratilova: Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship Paperback – 1 Jun 2006
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About the Author
JOHNETTE HOWARD is an award-winning sports columnist for Newsday who previously worked as a senior writer atSports Illustrated and as a columnist at the Washington Post. Her work was included inThe Best American Sports Writing of the 20th Century, and her columns were nominated for the 2000 Pulitzer Prize in general commentary. She lives in New York City.
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The book provides background to anyone, who witnessed the Evert-Navratilova era, or a history lesson to younger people, who think Selena Williams is the greatest woman player of all-time.
Both players had their turn at dominating tennis with Navratilova easing by Evert and Graf as the greatest player in history. Navratilova five year run (1982-86)out-distances everybody in the game. Her 428-14 record during that period is unequaled in women's tennis.
Evert counters with a 94% career winning percentage that tops Martina's 89% and Chris dominated tennis from 1974-81. Only Graf is close to them, which makes it difficult to rank them. They were the three best female tennis players to play the game. I think Navratilova is number one because her style of play changed the game more than Evert and Graf.
It is a great book that provides a chronological time-line spiked with numerous stories about both women.