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.
Source: The Associated Press