It was the sex scandal that had everything: a friend betrayed, a husband cuckolded, a wife scorned, five children traumatised… “We had a rough couple of years,” she said of her relationship with exhusband Andy Mill in an interview on Tuesday with Lance Armstrong in The Forward Podcast.“I was going through menopausal stuff that doesn’t get talked about enough – what women go through, you know, at 50ish.
Andy and I are still a family without living together. And I brought that into my next marriage, those issues that weren’t resolved.” Given that so many of her life choices have been ruled by red-hot passion it is ironic that Evert’s nickname on the tennis circuit as a player was the Ice Maiden, going about her business with a glacial coolness while others were known for racket abuse, verbal outbursts and run-ins with umpires. She was just 16 when she first reached the semi-finals of the US Open and 19 when she won her first grand slam tournament.
As of 2001, he was still a part-time martial arts instructor there.
She made a huge mistake, paid dearly for it, 'done the time' and now let's play ball," Navratilova, who won 18 grand slams during a glittering career, tweeted on her verified account.
Now her welcome back into the tennis family will move up another gear when she faces Garbine Muguruza in an exhibition event in Madrid in December.