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Chris Evert to chair US Tennis Association's charitable arm

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Tuesday, January 08 2019 Jan 8, 2019 January 08, 2019 1:07 PM January 08, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - Chris Evert has been chosen to chair the USTA Foundation's board of directors, serving as a spokeswoman and ambassador for the U.S. Tennis Association's charitable arm.

The 18-time Grand Slam champion and member of the International Tennis Hall of Fame takes over as chair from James Blake.

Evert, currently a tennis analyst on ESPN, partnered with the USTA Foundation in 2016 to set up the Jimmy Evert Fund, a scholarship program in honor of her late father.

The USTA announced her appointment Tuesday.

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