FORT LAUDERDALE (AP) — Jimmy Evert, a highly regarded tennis instructor whose students included his Grand Slam champion daughter, has died at age 91.READ MORE: 14-Year-Old Shot, Killed In SW Miami-Dade Park
Evert was the city of Fort Lauderdale’s tennis director for 49 years and taught a wide range of top junior players. All five of his children reached at least the final of a national junior championship, and daughter Chris became one of the greatest players ever, winning 18 major titles and finishing No. 1 for seven years.READ MORE: COVID-19 Testing Sites In South Florida
Evert also worked with Jennifer Capriati, who went on to the No. 1 ranking, and Frank Froehling, Brian Gottfried and Harold Solomon, who became top players.
Evert, who died Friday, was an All-American player at Notre Dame in the 1940’s and reached No. 11 in the U.S. rankings.MORE NEWS: Report: Miami-Dade School District Misused $6M For Driver’s Ed Programs
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