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Chris Evert

Chris Evert, retired tennis star. Good Housekeeping, October 1990, pp. 87-88

I had no idea who I was, or what I could be away from tennis," says Christ Evert, recalling the final years of her career. "I was depressed and afraid because so much of my life had been defined by my being a tennis champion. I was completely lost. Winning made me feel like I was somebody. It made me feel pretty. It was like being hooked on a drug. I needed the wins, the applause, in order to have an identity.