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Chris Evert joins ESPN tennis broadcast team

June 2, 2011 | 11:28 am

Chris Evert Chris Evert will do studio analysis and match calling for ESPN beginning June 20 at Wimbledon and later this summer when ESPN covers the U.S. Open. Evert won three Wimbledon titles and another six U.S. Open championships.

There was space in the ESPN tennis booth after Mary Carillo left the network last year. Carillo is working the French Open for NBC this weekend.

“Chris Evert is an iconic figure, and with more than 100 hours on our plate at Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, fans will benefit from Chris’ insights, experience and passion for the game,”  said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president.

Evert said, “I am really excited about working again in tennis as an analyst. 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."

In the past, Evert has worked for CBS and NBC.

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Photo: Chris Evert. Credit: Mike Kroll / Associated Press

 

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