Tennis fans always find ways to ridicule players and experts. This time, a former tennis player and one of the experts is at the receiving end. It was Chris Evert, the 18-time major champion, who received backlash from the fans on Twitter. But why would the fans attack Evert?
Evert was not slandered for any particular opinion of hers. She was in fact criticized for her appearance at the Wimbledon pre-show on TV. While it was John McEnroe who showed up in beach attire, the fans only ridiculed Chris Evert. Let’s find out more.
Twitterati reacts to Chris Evert’s appearance and commentary
Chris Evert took center stage at Wimbledon after her appearance at the pre-show. Her blue suit outfit was heavily criticized, and fans did not really appreciate her presence, if truth be told.
The Twitter outrage was quite unexpected, to say the least. One of the fans accused Evert of trying hard to look like Greg Norman.
— Janet Philipp (@PhilippJanet) July 9, 2023
A Twitter user was surprised by her appearance. He felt Evert was looking like a completely different person on the TV set, mainly down to her makeup, botox and hairstyle.
Oh my God #Wimbledon what happened to Chris Evert Lloyd she looks like a different human being on TV hairstyle the make up the Botox
— jeffrey komanski (@KomanskiJeffrey) July 9, 2023
Chris Evert also faced some serious accusations here. A fan questioned her patriotism and reminded other users of her comments against Serena Williams.
“They just created a new country” – Daria Kasatkina jokes about Chris Evert mixing up Elena Rybakina’s nationality of Kazakhstan with her name https://t.co/I5l4dMtLF8
— Tennis Tracker (@TrackerTennis) July 4, 2023
Fans also dragged the broadcaster into this. ESPN was telecasting the pre-show.
There is live tennis going on, but ESPN thinks I want to watch Chris Evert and her shitty eyebrows talk. Their coverage of Wimbledon is the drizzling shits #Wimbledon
— Flying Whale (@PatSajaksRug) July 9, 2023
“Just because someone is a legend of a sport, doesn’t mean they should be a commentator. Looking at you Chris Evert.” A fan made this statement to criticize Evert’s commentary suggesting she should not appear again.
Main takeaway from Wimbledon thus far. Just because someone is a legend of a sport, doesn’t mean they should be a commentator. Looking at you Chris Evert.
— broom (@oldmanbroom) July 9, 2023
In the middle of several negative comments, the 18-time major champion did receive a few deserved compliments too though.
Oh wow. Chris Evert!! 👗👱♀️
— Good Vibes Only (@TruBlu) July 9, 2023
“Chrissie, you look fabulous as a platinum blonde. Hope you feel as well as you look. #ChrisEvert,” said a fan.
Chrissie, you look fabulous as a platinum blonde. Hope you feel as well as you look. #ChrisEvert
— Faithrc (@faithrc) July 9, 2023
The fan reactions were largely pretty harsh on Chris Evert, especially for someone who has recently recovered from cancer. It was also sad to notice that only Evert received backlash for her appearance while McEnroe got away with wearing beach attire to the talk show.