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.
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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2007 FRENCH OPEN
May 27-June 10
Women: Justine Henin
Men: Rafael Nadal
• Henin wins third straight title
• DeSimone: Henin's personal journey
• Garber: Third set hard to come by in final
• Top 10 facts about Henin
• Federer-Nadal daily watch
• Making the case for Rafa, Roger
• It's Federer vs. Nadal in French Open final
• Garber: Another record for Roger
• DeSimone: Rafa rolling toward third final
• DeSimone: Ivanovic coach-free for final
• Who will win women's final?