Chris Evert, winner of 157 singles championships over 18 years, will be inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today. Former President George Bush, an occasional doubles partner, will present her during the ceremony at the Newport Casino in Newport, R.I.
Evert, 40, won the French Open seven times, the U.S. Open six times, Wimbledon three times and the Australian Open twice before retiring five years ago.
Also at Newport, defending champion David Wheaton used an overwhelming service game to take a straight-set victory over Byron Black, 6-4, 6-1 in the semifinals of the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships.
Wheaton, the No. 1 seed in the only American grass-court ATP tournament, will face Germany’s David Prinosil, a 6-3, 7-6 (7-4) winner over Derrick Rostagno, in today’s final.
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