‘Tennis players are kind of notorious’ – Chris Evert leaked honest reason for not using his fame to strike more money

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Chris Evert is one of tennis’ most famous veterans. She, along with Martina Navratilova, ruled the courts earlier and made records that still stand. Apart from her personal achievements, she executed a flawless rivalry with Navratilova. A rivalry that drew several die-hard fans and crowds to the stadium. Thus making her one of the most influential entities of this time.

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She, like any other highly adored athlete, has received tons of offers. From sponsorship deals to invitations to appear as a featured guest on the shows, Evert’s mail was inundated. Obviously, she couldn’t meet all the demands. But the one that stuck around was that she didn’t once compete in Dancing with the Stars.

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Chris Evert on not appearing on Dancing with the Stars

Evert, in an interview, stumbled upon why she didn’t appear on the show even though the offer was made at least six times. To which she gave a simple but subtle touch answer, “Because I’m not a good dancer” said Evert.

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 24: Winner Chris Evert speaks on stage at the 33rd Annual Sports Legends Dinner, which raised millions for the Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis at the New York Hilton Midtown on September 24, 2018 in New York. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis)

“I would be knocked out in the first round and the tennis players are pretty notorious,” added the 18-time Grand Slam champion. Afterward, she explained the factors that weighed in when choosing a brand to endorse. “There have been endorsements that I’ve declined if I don’t believe in them or don’t use them.”

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“Even if you make a lot of money, it’s not authentic”, she added. Evert has always been someone who gets a lot of attention from fans. Earlier, her calm and composed demeanor on the pitch put her in the spotlight. As she laid down a professional who was impossible to read and kept her opponents in a dilemma over her upcoming moves. And now, her efforts to stay in touch with the sport are maintaining and forging ties.

What is Evert doing these days?

The seven times French The open champion after winning her battle with stage one ovarian cancer has returned to her old schedule. She joined ESPN, where she has provided her services since 2011. Evert is one of the channel’s most experienced broadcasters and covers all four Grand Slam tournaments.

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Moreover, apart from this, the Hall of Fame also participates in several fundraisers focused on the betterment of society. She also runs Chris Evert Charities, which works to raise awareness about child neglect and substance abuse.

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