Chris Evert owned Roland Garros like no other

On the eve of the year's second Grand Slam, seven-time French Open champ Chris Evert discusses Federer's quest for history, the state of the women's game, and looks back on her own clay-court dominance during the 1970s.

Updated: May 26, 2007, 10:55 AM ET
By Bonnie DeSimone | Special to ESPN.com

No player, male or female, was more dominant on clay than Chris Evert. She went 197-1 on the surface from 1973-81 and captured seven total crowns at Roland Garros despite skipping the tournament three years in a row at the height of her powers. Her battles with Martina Navratilova there were among the most memorable slugfests in their rivalry. On the eve of the French Open, Evert tells ESPN.com where she is on the Roger-Rafa spectrum; looks back on the controversial open letter to Serena Williams ...

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