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Chris Evert jumps, err, to marry The Shark

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Songbird, Dec 14, 2007.

  1. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    PAARL, South Africa (Reuters) - Former tennis champion Chris Evert and ex-golf number one Greg Norman announced their engagement on Friday, during the South African Open golf tournament in the South-Western Cape.

    Evert and Norman have both divorced their spouses in the last year -- Australian Norman agreeing a reported $100-million settlement with Laura in September and Evert splitting from Andy Mill, her second husband, last December.

    Evert, the winner of 18 grand slam singles titles, confirmed the engagement at a news conference to announce she would be building a tennis centre at the Pearl Valley Golf Estates, where the South African Open golf is being held.

    Asked whether there were any marriage plans between her and Norman, the American, sporting a large diamond on her left ring finger, replied: "Well, it is an engagement ring. We were engaged on Sunday night coming over here, en route to South Africa. We don't know when and where we'll be married though."

    Evert, 53, jokingly asked Norman: "Why don't you say something to them (the media)? Gee, you're a big chicken!"

    The 52-year-old Norman, a former world number one, is lying seventh equal in the South African Open on the second day of the tournament.
  2. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    Um....I had no idea they were even dating. Kooky.
  3. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    The most shocking thing about this is Chrissie is older than Norman!
  4. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    I've read that she broke up Norman's marriage, although I haven't heard her side of the story...



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  5. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    I'd hit it and wouldn't spend the afternoon in the rough.
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  6. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Greg: "But I want to be on top!"
    Chrissy: "Who's won more majors?"
    Greg: "Ohhhhh."
  7. imjustagirl2

    imjustagirl2 New Member

    That just made me laugh REALLY loudly.
  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    She looks pretty good for her age.

    Sharkie looks better in dark glasses.
  9. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Post of the Week.
  10. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    Good luck to them. 2 athletes I've always liked.

    Was checking out Chrissie's career record, and from Wimbledon in 78 to Wimbledon in 85 she made the finals of 22 of the 26 grand slam events she entered (she didn't always play in the Australian). Easy to forget how dominant a player she was.
  11. Well, she doesn't have to worry about Martina's beating her out on this one.
  12. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member


    Be sure to check out the section on his personal life.


    WHILE Greg Norman was set to celebrate his $600 million divorce with a beer, soon-to-be ex-wife Laura was weeping over the end of their 25-year marriage.

    After a Florida court hearing to finalise their nine-figure settlement this afternoon, the Great White Shark promptly jumped on his personal jet to join girlfriend Chris Evert at the US Open and begin the next chapter of his life.

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