Evert divorcing former Olympian Mill after 18 years

Updated: October 20, 2006, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Former tennis star Chris Evert and husband Andy Mill said Friday that they're divorcing after 18 years of marriage.

"We are confirming that, after 18 years of marriage, we have decided to get divorced. The decision is mutual, and our main concern is for our three sons," the couple said in a statement.

"We know we have some difficult times ahead, together and apart, and hope that our family's privacy will be respected."

Evert, tied for fourth on the career list with 18 Grand Slam singles titles, married Mill, an Olympic skier from Colorado, in 1988.

Evert was previously married to English tennis player John Lloyd.


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