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Jimmy Conners: Chris Evert Had Abortion-- Memoir Claims 'Timing of Pregnancy' Bad For Career
World Net Daily ^ | 9:49 May 2, 2013

Posted on 05/02/2013 3:34:44 PM PDT by drewh

Tennis great Jimmy Connors hints his former fiancée, America’s on-court sweetheart Chris Evert, got pregnant and then had an abortion as they became the biggest stars and the most popular couple in the sport.

The bad boy of tennis reveals in his new memoir, “The Outsider,” that just weeks before their planned wedding in 1974, “An issue had arisen as a result of youthful passion, and a decision had to be made as a couple,” Connors writes.

“Chrissie called to say she was coming out to LA to take care of the ‘issue.’ I was perfectly happy to let nature take its course and accept responsibility for what was to come

While Connors was 22 at the time, Evert was 19, and raised in a Catholic home. He wrote, “Chrissie, however, had already made up her mind that the timing was bad and too much was riding on her future. She asked me to handle the details.”

He said he responded, “Well, thanks for letting me know. Since I don’t have any say in the matter, then I guess I am just here to help.”

The situation directly led to the end of their relationship, he continues, and he found himself thinking he wasn’t ready to be married. “It was a horrible feeling, but I knew it was over. Getting married wasn’t going to be good for either of us.”

Connors recounts how he told her they were still young and should “take a step back.” He said she responded coldly, “OK, if that’s what you think. I’ve got a match tomorrow. Not a problem.”

He concluded that despite the fact they had battled to stay together, the problem was they were both rising stars “Can two No. 1’s exist in the same family?”

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: abortion; chrisevert; jimmyconnors; tennis
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1 posted on 05/02/2013 3:34:44 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

This was a very closely held secret back then. Those who were privy to the situation were inside the inner-inner circle.


2 posted on 05/02/2013 3:38:35 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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To: drewh

Apparently three Number 1’s couldn’t exist in their family.


3 posted on 05/02/2013 3:39:57 PM PDT by informavoracious (We're being "punished" with Stanley Ann's baby.)
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To: drewh
Chris Evert was a #1 tennis star, but for killing her baby she's more like "number 2" to me.

CC

4 posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:06 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: drewh

Move over Paul Anka.


5 posted on 05/02/2013 3:40:07 PM PDT by Roccus (Government.....an extortion racket the mob envys.)
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To: drewh

IMHO... it is in really bad taste to discuss this incident in a tell all book.


6 posted on 05/02/2013 3:41:45 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: shadeaud
She still would have beaten Martina with a child.


7 posted on 05/02/2013 3:41:58 PM PDT by drewh
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To: shadeaud

“This was a very closely held secret back then.”

In my opinion it should still be a closely held secret...unless Mr Conners has cleared this with Ms Evert.


8 posted on 05/02/2013 3:42:05 PM PDT by JoeDetweiler
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To: drewh

I’d be interested in Chris’s side of the story.


9 posted on 05/02/2013 3:42:19 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: drewh

Why would someone drag out the personal details about an old girlfriend for the whole world to see? Does he think he needs to do this to sell books?

This is not the way a gentleman acts.


10 posted on 05/02/2013 3:42:30 PM PDT by detective
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To: detective

Don’t forget, Jimmy was the “bad boy of tennis” until McEnroe showed up and everyone forgot about him.


11 posted on 05/02/2013 3:43:54 PM PDT by Fledermaus (The Republican Party is dead. Let's not pretend otherwise.)
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To: drewh

Thanks for sharing Jimmy.


12 posted on 05/02/2013 3:44:03 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: detective
Sounds like Mr. Connors felt he had no 'choice' in the matter.


13 posted on 05/02/2013 3:44:05 PM PDT by drewh
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To: momtothree

Couldn’t agree more - and a lot of people would have had to sign off and letting this in the book - ghost writer (?), editor, publisher etc. Yet they all thought it a good idea? #smh


14 posted on 05/02/2013 3:44:18 PM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: drewh

My mother loved Chris Evert and thought she was the sweetest, most wonderful young lady. She would not like to hear this news, and she would probably excuse “Chrissie.” My mother also loved bad boy Jimmy.


15 posted on 05/02/2013 3:45:55 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: drewh

So, now, we’ll see the “outing” of abortions? Oh, joy./s


16 posted on 05/02/2013 3:45:55 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: Fledermaus

Jimmy Connors Tirade-1991 U.S. Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ww7KM2qFR4


17 posted on 05/02/2013 3:46:13 PM PDT by drewh
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To: Celtic Conservative

and this is a story from him not her...I consider him a louse to report it since she never has.

I don’t know one way or the other but I do know that Chris Evert went on to become a wife and mother.....Overall it seems as though her life has been filled with much pain and instability. Perhaps being a super star sports hero at a young age is not a good thing


18 posted on 05/02/2013 3:46:26 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: detective

Connors a gentleman???

Where have you been for the past 50 years. He was an insufferable brat while still a preteen.


19 posted on 05/02/2013 3:46:44 PM PDT by RossA
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To: JoeDetweiler

> In my opinion it should still be a closely held secret...unless Mr Conners has cleared this with Ms Evert.

The book’s publisher likely made sure of that.


20 posted on 05/02/2013 3:47:16 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: detective

It’s a memoir. I’d say having his child aborted is a part of his story.


21 posted on 05/02/2013 3:47:45 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: drewh
Now, when the liberals surround her to protect her from the negativity that will come from her ‘choice’, remember that had she been a lesbian who was ‘outed’ by Conners, they'd be outraged. Their hypocrisy is outstanding.
22 posted on 05/02/2013 3:48:02 PM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: drewh
39 years hence, and he's telling about it now.

Why... except the obvious explanation that he's not only a vindictive p!!!k, but a vindictive old p!!!k to boot.

23 posted on 05/02/2013 3:50:58 PM PDT by OKSooner
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To: drewh

I’m sure Obama will be publicly congratulating her for her courage.


24 posted on 05/02/2013 3:51:58 PM PDT by Bridesheadfan
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To: petitfour

Jimmy sure was entertaining to watch... Jimmy Connors amazing rally-91 U.S. Open http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AuBGmLw1ZY


25 posted on 05/02/2013 3:52:10 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Hmm..., I wonder if Chris Evert waited until the latter part of her third trimester and went to Kermit Gosnell for the abortion?


26 posted on 05/02/2013 3:52:30 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: drewh

I remember that 91 tournament and how much I was rooting for Connors in that one...probably the last time I even cared about tennis.


27 posted on 05/02/2013 3:55:20 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Nifster
Agreed, the man is a cad.

CC

28 posted on 05/02/2013 3:56:38 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: dfwgator
I guess both they talk much anymore...since Chrissie is married to Greg Norman and all


29 posted on 05/02/2013 3:57:39 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Her and Norman are divorced already.


30 posted on 05/02/2013 3:58:56 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: Celtic Conservative

Guy’s lucky he dumped that psycho chick.


31 posted on 05/02/2013 3:59:12 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: drewh

Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi turned out pretty well.


32 posted on 05/02/2013 3:59:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: drewh

Did Jimmy say he was gay? I thought it was an autobiography.
I guess I will not read the book, much less buy it.

:^{


33 posted on 05/02/2013 4:01:00 PM PDT by BilLies (The Progressive Liberal American Press will be the death of freedom in this country.)
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To: dfwgator

Steffi Graf and Andre Agassi turned out pretty well.
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They sure did...Agassi had to do a lot of old fashioned “courting” to manage to win her over. Great couple!


34 posted on 05/02/2013 4:04:19 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Celtic Conservative

Happen to know a woman who played pro tennis in Evert’s era. Said she was an undeniable bitch, had few friends in the sport, had a mouth like a sailor, and everyone steered clear of her if they were smart.


35 posted on 05/02/2013 4:07:08 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: drewh

So she sacrificed her child to the Tennis God, Moloch.


36 posted on 05/02/2013 4:08:05 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: shadeaud

At the time, an abortion in the military cost about
$6.00 for a dependent.


37 posted on 05/02/2013 4:09:44 PM PDT by ansel12 (Civilization, Crusade against the Mohammedan Death Cult)
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To: dfwgator

Jimmy reads the ref the riot act on camera during that 1991 match but never swears and shakes his hand afterwords.


38 posted on 05/02/2013 4:11:38 PM PDT by drewh
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To: drewh

Connors was my favorite, couldn’t stand McEnroe. His matches with Borg were always classics.


39 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:37 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: detective

A lady doesn’t murder her child.


40 posted on 05/02/2013 4:13:39 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: shadeaud

As I remember, this was about the same time that Billie Jean King published news of her abortion — also because the timing was “not right”.

I’m appalled by all of them. The real #1s are the moms who lovingly raise their own kids — no matter what the timing.


41 posted on 05/02/2013 4:16:46 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: momtothree

Agreed. Keep your private life to yourself.


42 posted on 05/02/2013 4:30:34 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: KSCITYBOY
Her and Norman are divorced already.

Yeah two narcissists don't usually last long. I am sure both of their old spouses were in retrospect relieved they threw them over for each other. 'Sweet ole' Chrissy' isn't so sweet any more and sounds like she never was very principled either. I knew she was a cad with the Norman situation but the abortion just tells me there is only 1 number one in Chrissy's life.

43 posted on 05/02/2013 4:31:42 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: drewh

Evert and Norman are over.


44 posted on 05/02/2013 4:32:37 PM PDT by Lizavetta (You get what you tolerate)
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To: Lizavetta
Agreed. Keep your private life to yourself.

As far as I am concerned the same applies to sexual preference. Not for public consumption as far as I am concerned.

45 posted on 05/02/2013 4:33:00 PM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: drewh

Connors still the self-centered brat. Never liked him.

One less of him in the world isn’t necessarily a bad thing.


46 posted on 05/02/2013 4:54:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: drewh
The situation directly led to the end of their relationship, he continues, and he found himself thinking he wasn’t ready to be married. “It was a horrible feeling, but I knew it was over.

This a very common result of abortion--the death of a relationship as well as a baby.

47 posted on 05/02/2013 5:10:45 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: P-Marlowe

exactly right,


48 posted on 05/02/2013 6:02:45 PM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: drewh

The Norman marriage lasted 18 months and the divorce was final on Dec. 8, 2009. That was her 3rd marriage.


49 posted on 05/02/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by deport
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I’ll never forget Connors wiping the floor with Navratilova. The press maintained strict silence about the match, though they never ceased talking about Bobby Riggs losing to Billie Jean King.


50 posted on 05/02/2013 6:21:46 PM PDT by Luke21
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