Chris Evert left embarrassed after she recalls starting a fire during her celebrations of her 1000th career win

Evert made her 1000th career win in the year 1984 more memorable with an unfortunate incident.

Chris Evert left embarrassed after she recalls starting a fire during her celebrations of her 1000th career win

Chris Evert (Credits: Tennis Abstract)

Former American tennis player and legend, Chris Evert recently shared a hilarious bit on a picture of herself on social media handle showing how she celebrated her 1000th career win on the 1st of December, 1984. Recalling an embarrassing moment, the 18-time Singles Grand Slam champion reacted to a picture where she unintentionally set fire while cutting a cake to celebrate her win.


The American legend had just defeated French Pascale Paradis in a 3 set thriller to proceed to the semi-finals of the 1984 Australian Open. Evert reached the same league as other tennis legends of her generation, Billie Jean King and Margaret Court as she was happy to be remembered in the same breath as such tennis stars.

Her 1000th career win was a huge milestone and came with the intent of being celebrated. However, in an embarrassing turn of events, the American star accidentally set fire to the cake. As she recalled this historic and iconic moment, USTA posted a picture of Evert setting fire to the cake on her social media handle.

Evert reacting on the social media post said:

and started a fire in the process...

A look at Chris Evert’s illustrious career

The former World No.1 Chris Evert has had a long and glorious tennis career, having won a total of 18 Major singles titles. In an era where her competitors were Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King, Monica Seles and Gabriela Sabatini, she played some fascinating tennis to stay on the top of the World rankings for 260 weeks and ended the year as No.1 for seven times in her career.

Chris Evert
Chris Evert ( Credits: Sports Illustrated)

Having started her career in 1969 as an amateur, the 6 time US Open winner achieved her 1000th career win at the young age of 29, in the year 1984. In totality, she has won 1,309 singles matches in her career with a sum of 157 career titles.

Evert, alongside her long-time rival and friend, Navratilova dominated much of the sport from the 1970s to the 1980s. She later turned as a coach and also took up the role of an analyst for the ESPN.

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