Personal Effects: Chris Evert

Courtesy Chris Evert / Elta MD / Keurig / Tail Tennis Apparel

The 18-time tennis Grand Slam singles champion talks about her favorite things at home and on the road.

“I don’t get attached to physical things. I am so not materialistic. So much of my day-to-day routine revolves experiences and not stuff. At home, the first thing I do in the morning is make myself hazelnut coffee—half coffee, half milk—from my Keurig machine. I turn on the Today show and just chill for a half-hour before going to mentor players at my tennis academy. I take my Chrissie by Tail tote bag everywhere. It’s a tennis tote that fits a racket and can of balls. I throw everything in it, including my Elta MD Skincare lightly tinted sunscreen, which I never leave home without. My profession is in the sun; I’ve got to wear it. My weekly treat is a massage. I’m obsessed with them. I’m also obsessed with hiking and rock climbing, which I do in Aspen, where I rent a house every summer. When I travel, I pack a current picture of my three boys in a wooden frame. I always need to have a photo of them in my hotel room. As far as clothing, I like my grey cashmere pashmina wrap for airplanes. Prized possessions? I have an Andy Warhol oil of me at home. In 1976 he drew eight athletes, and I was one of them. That’s one of my favorite things, for sure. I do have my three Wimbledon replicas plates up in my living room. But honestly I’m really not clinging to any of this stuff. I’m more in the present.”