Chris Evert responded to Jimmy Connors revealing personal details about their past relationship, saying that she is “disappointed” he went public with their story.
Connors and Evert were at the top of the tennis world when they dated in the ’70s. He was 22 and she was 19 when they were planning to get married in 1974 before something got in the way.
In his new memoir, “The Outsider,” Connors implies that he impregnated Evert and that she had an abortion. He says the incident led to them calling off their wedding plans.
Evert seems bothered that Connors revealed the story without consulting her.
“In his book, Jimmy Connors has written about a time in our relationship that was very personal and emotionally painful. I am extremely disappointed that he used the book to misrepresent a private matter that took place 40 years ago and made it public, without my knowledge. I hope everyone can understand that I have no further comment,” Evert said in a statement issued through her agent.