This is what a lifetime committed to a single goal looks likeMore
"Before I came along, the women tennis players were phenomenal athletes. I was this schoolgirl who wasn't anything special, athletically. So when I became number one, I showed girls all over the world that anybody can strive to become a champion. You don't have to be the quickest. You don't have to be the fastest or the strongest."
"In the beginning, I was very resentful. My dad decided five years old was the time to take me from my friend's house to a public tennis court and throw balls to me out of a shopping cart. So I was very upset."
"Tennis, as an individual sport," starts Evert, "you're out there by yourself. Don't be afraid. Don't be fearful—in life and in your game." In this exclusive video, Evert opens up about how she overcame the challenges of her career.