The first time Chris Evert went to Wimbledon, she was 17, full of innocence and a two-fisted backhand that was just starting to open the world to the senior at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“I remember, gosh, I remember a lot of things of that first time,” she says. “I remember the tabloid press more than anything. I was so innocent going over there, and they’d follow you, headlines every day.