Jimmy Connors released private details of his relationship in the early 1970s with fellow tennis star Chris Evert.
Jimmy Connors released private details ths week of his relationship in the early 1970s with fellow tennis star Chris Evert.
However, Evert was unaware the comments -- which implied that Connors got Evert pregnant and that Evert had an abortion -- were going public.
Through a statement to Reuters sent by her agent Lawrence Frankopan at StarWing Sports, she said:
"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."
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Evert, who won 18 Grand Slam titles, dated Connors -- winner of eight Slam titles -- during the 1970s. Both won the Wimbledon singles titles in 1974 and were due to get married later that year, when she was 19 and he was 22.