Chris Evert Joins ESPN As Tennis Analyst

By Marcus Vanderberg 

Former tennis great Chris Evert will join ESPN to serve as an analyst for the network’s Wimbledon and US Open coverage.

“I am really excited about working again in tennis as an analyst,” said Evert. “I’ve been away from TV for 10 years because my priority was raising my three boys, and now that they are older it is the right time to join the exceptional tennis team at ESPN. I have many friends there and enjoy watching their coverage so I look forward to getting back behind the microphone.”

Evert makes her debut on June 20 at Wimbledon, where she will work both in the studio and calling matches.

“Chris Evert is an iconic figure, and with more than 100 hours on our plate at Wimbledon and the US Open, fans will benefit from Chris’ insights, experience and passion for the game,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production. ‘ESPN is proud to welcome Chris to the most experienced and credible tennis team on television.”