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Jimmy Connors: It Was A Good Time To Be Around Tennis

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If there's one shocker in Jimmy Connors' new memoir it's this: The tennis legend talks about his broken engagement to Chris Evert and that Evert, who was 19 at the time, had an abortion shortly before they broke up.  Jimmy talks about that, plus his 'bad-boy' image on the tennis court, with Steve Edwards and Maria Sansone on Good Day L.A.

Fun facts about Jimmy:

  • Connors won eight Grand Slam singles titles and two Grand Slam doubles titles with Ilie Năstase.
  • He held the top ranking for a then-record 160 consecutive weeks from July 29, 1974 to August 22, 1977 and an additional eight times during his career for a total of 268 weeks.
  • He also won 17 Championship Series titles (1973–1984). He was the first male player to rank no. 1 for more than 200 weeks in total and the first male player to be no. 1 for more than five years in total.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Jimmy will sign copies of his book tonight at 7:00pm at Barnes and Noble at The Grove. Follow Jimmy on Twitter: @jimmyconnors

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