Chris Evert made them famous, and their simple, elegant designs have stood the test of time.
In 1978, while defending her three-year streak as the U.S. Open champion, Chris Evert lost her gold diamond bracelet in the middle of the match.
“When I competed, I wanted to wear something that gave me confidence and empowered me both as a woman and an athlete,” Ms. Evert, who won 18 major singles titles in her career, wrote in an email interview. “My diamond line bracelet did that for me. It was a nod to my personal style, too.”
Ms. Evert asked officials to stop play so she could find it.
“I think everyone was confused
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